The Keaton Red 2015
Upon pouring in the glass the color is a rich purple-crimson. The aromas have good intensity and complexity, with fruit that hints of strawberries, raspberry, and plum notes, with an added dash of spice vanilla. This robust red has good structure and balance across the palate, with the flavors following the nose. The tannins are rich but restrained and the finish lingers nicely.
Diane says, "This is how I like my wine: grab a low ball glass, fill with lots of ice, pour until all of the ice is covered with my robust red wine, then enjoy." It tastes just as good without ice, too. She adds, "My debut wine is not only delicious, but it is important that we give back. With this in mind, a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's study at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for brain health."
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