Tasted at 57-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark magenta with a ruby’d edge. Nose: faint black cherry, schnoz heat. Mouthfeel: thick. Tail trail: 6 hot seconds. Flavors: sticky black cherry, expected alcohol sting, band aid, clove. Brought back memories of my ‘Thunderbird’ years. Thanks for nothing.
Food pairing was mushroom gravy chicken. The chicken was upset at this pairing.
Alcohol: 16.2% (new blog record). Sticky gross bottle. Washington State. Power: 2/5. Balance: 0/5. Depth: 1/5. Finesse: 0/5. Rated: 83. Value: $4. Paid: $25. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.