Silver — 2024 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

The “red tractor wine” is back, just in time for Christmas and the New Year celebration! This innovative blend of Alicante Bouschet (38%), Carignane (25%), Charbono (25%) and Barbera (12%), all 2021 vintages, is rustic yet exotic. Scents of cherry cola, clove, cinnamon, leather, pepper and sandalwood precede flavors of warm spice, black fruits and the umami characteristics of smoked meat. Soft tannins, balanced acidity and a juicy finish will have you exclaiming… a triumph, Mike Roser, another triumph. Call this one your “go to”wine and sip with a chunk of Smoked Gouda with Bacon.