Hedges Red Mountain Estate 2014
Brilliant red garnet color. Bright blackberry/cassis, leather, fresh earth and cocoa powder, cinnamon, vanilla, and dried herbs. A tantalizing blend of intense fruit, spice and savory herbs. Lively with a serious mid-palate. Flavors of blackberry, earth and cocoa with a touch of sweet vanilla on the finish, which balances perfectly with the noticeable, yet disciplined tannins.
Wine EnthusiastAromas of maraschino cherry, medicine cabinet, Band-Aid and leather on this 100% varietal wine are followed by slightly dried-out-seeming fruit flavors. Smoke flavors persist on the finish, but the wine presents a sense of elegance.