Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rating: **+ $$ Wyldewood Cellars Cherry Wine, Semi-Sweet, Non-Vintage, Kansas - Wine Review

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Initial review, by way of background: This is Wyldewood Cellars Cherry Wine, Semi-Sweet, Non-Vintage, Kansas, finished at 10.0% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep brick, almost to brown.


On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, this fruit wine has an angry, oxidized, slightly funky aroma, with distinct crushed cherry poking through the dense fabric; the cherry is almost shouting, "Save me, save me!"

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are sweet, slightly tannic cherry that overcomes the husky oxidized aromas.  That is a good thing.  On the second sip, the cherry knits with the light sweetness and produces a pleasant sensation - but the dark monster is still there in the background.

Because of the unusual nature of the first aroma, I am going to try some heavy aeration by way of an aeration funnel, and recheck the results.  With about six pours through the aerator, the funk is down just a bit.  The palate is smoother now, with more consistent fruit.

In summary: Overall, rates stars two stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with some promise for the future.  We'll try a bit more air time in the bottle. 

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