2016 Baer Winery Ursa
Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
612 cases produced
38% Merlot, 38% Cabernet franc, 22% Cabernet sauvignon, 2% Malbec
Cherry cola soda
I loved that this wine possessed equal amounts of minerality, fruit, and oak-influenced aromas. Smells of black raspberries, gravel dust, and toasted bread rose from my glass as I swirled.
Blackberries, black cherries, and cherry pie danced across my tongue as I sipped this red blend. Earthy flavors of green and red peppers and espresso gently wrestled within my mouth, combining into a subtle grittiness. Acidity and tannins were nicely balanced in this wine and culminated in a long, spicy finish.
Food pairing suggestions:
Grilled steak with blue cheese crumbles, coffee-rubbed chicken wings, blackened tofu with cheesy grits.
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