I wasn’t able to track down the winemaking of this wine, but an Amarone style is presumed with a contribution from dried shiraz grapes. The results are very good indeed, and I think this wine from Huntington Estate has considerable appeal. In terms of aroma, it is quite port and raisin like. The palate is dry with a very attractive texture of raisins and plums that is coupled with long length. This is an outstanding wine, with oak seamlessly integrated and just a touch of alcohol heat on the finish that is consistent with this style of wine. Rating: Outstanding. Abv: 15%. Price: $75. Source: Sample.
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