This is one of the brighter reds I've had recently, and the fruits are very red and tart with some mellow spiciness. Seems fairly medium-bodied, and it's very easy to drink. The finish seems a bit rough but its a pleasant enough woody end. I'd give this a 87, and is a nice red if your looking for something less brooding. Went exceedingly well with cranberry pork, I expect this would excel at thanksgiving.
I enjoyed this rather a lot. In particular, it was refreshing to encounter a white wine that was so unashamedly unoaked and left all the flavor to the grapes. It starts off with a nice golden pour and enough body to hold up. The first mouth is very crisp and bright, with a strong taste of tart apples and a bit of citrus. The acidity keeps it all lively and the finish is a final burst of fruit before it starts to fade. It is pleasantly dry and the entire experience was very positive. I'd give this a solid 90, and would readily recommend it if you're getting tired of vanilla, smoke, and woody flavors. It's also a very good wine to experience the huge difference oak exposure can have on a wine (provided you have a good oaked white to compare with). I had this with a simple alfredo and it worked quite well; the acidity gives it enough bite to cut through almost any cream or cheese dish.
The texture of this wine is my favorite thing about it, it's full and velvety and has a wonderfully smooth finish. The nose is dark berries, and the flavor has good fruit to it with a hint of something spicy. Very easy to drink and everyone enjoyed it.