Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as advertised in terms of ripe, full-bodied fruit and the packaging for a fine sparkling wine. However, there are some serious, woody, overripe fruit and heavy oak aromas on the nose. The palate does have a plump feel and heavy wood, but the flavors are all over the place, suggesting prune, plum and raisin. Not a bad wine, but not a good wine. Melon, wood spice and vanilla aromas give this Riesling a brownish-orange-tinged head. On the palate, it`s oily but not bad, with piercing acidity. It has a prickly mouthfeel but overall the flavors are ripe and good. This is a pretty good wine, showing the basics, but it lacks complexity overall. It`s not a big blockbuster, but it does show a dry, tannic core with plenty of black cherry and blackberry flavors.