Wine experts say this Red wine is the best value from the Rhône Valley. It`s dry, dry, clean, intensely refreshing and complex, with superbly bitter tannins and intense acidity. The flavors are of raspberries and cherries that will appeal to savvy palates. Powerful and concentrated, this Riesling is deeply porey and muddled on the nose, with thin, menthol-like fruit. The texture is horsey and horsey and the finish stony. Too bad, because the juiciness of the vineyard is indeed pleasant. Aromas of menthol, pressed violet, dark-skinned berry and baking spice lift from the glass. On the chewy palate, notes of star anise and clove accent a core of dried black cherry while fine-grained tannins provide support. Lots of rich raspberry, cherry, cassis and spice flavors in this dry, elegant Pinot Noir.