2010 Futo US Red Blend "OV"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "OV"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot & Merlot
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 501
KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: March 5, 2016
Wine Review: This second label red blend from Futo is quite impressive. It is midnight violet colored and opens with a black cherry and black licorice bouquet with a hint of cassis. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a spicy concentrated blackberry with notes of black cherry and black licorice. I also detected hints of cedar, minerality and black currant. It is pretty complex. The finish is dry and its tannins linger and stick around for quite some time. This wine was well liked by our group and would pair well with a nice ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Aromas of black cherry, cassis, flowers, licorice and well-seasoned oak. Rich and expressive in the mouth, the fruit character is complimented by mineral and savory elements making the wine inviting. There is enough acidity to keep this intense wine focused. Fine tannins carry the length and provide ample framework for aging and development.
Organic status: not organic
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