Dark Sea 2018
Wave of Dark Fruits and Smooth Aromatics
The Dark Sea is back!!!
This 2018 vintage does not disappoint, in fact, our winemaker seems to have perfected this beautiful blend. On the first sniff you’ll notice a jammy aroma of black cherry, spice, and a lightly floral tinge, but the good fun is diving in for a sip of course! This full bodied wine shows it’s depth in waves of succulent blackberry and woodsy bramble, giving way to underlying notes of almond extract, smooth vanilla and tobacco. Now, we’ve had many a raised eyebrow at that tobacco note, so let’s set one thing straight: no, the wine does not taste like cigarettes. When used by us wine geeks (cork dorks if you prefer) tobacco refers to the flavors and aromas that often come from aging in oak barrels. Tobacco notes can be detected as almost a burnt caramel, or sweet fruit laced with a pleasant woodsiness. To quote the good people at Vinography, “At its best, tobacco’s richness marries with the darker qualities of fruit to add spice and mystery.” Sipping on this no doubt award-winning wine will place you in the headspace of those relaxing evenings curled up with a book by the fire. Or perhaps a hearty dinner with friends, consisting of a juicy steak, a meaty tomato pasta, or a classic beef burgundy. That being said, this wine needs no special occasion to be sipped and savored and has once again become a fast favorite for our team. We simply cannot wait for you to experience the smooth, balanced, and juicy blend that is the 2018 Dark Sea.