The monkey came by my house so long ago that I forgot where I even put this wine for “safe” storage. Hmm. Not in the wine cellar. Not in the wine fridge. Not in the secret stash location. Oh, well. Wait. Now I recall. It’s in the kitchen fridge. Oh, oh. Better let it warm up a bit. Should I taste it now or wait? Why wait. Pnp’d anyway. Color is light cranberry and clear. Initial smell is a little cherry and oak. Well, this is a light, fresh wine that immediately made me think summer wine. Thoughts of serving this instead of or along with a nice rose were instantaneous. I detected a little berry, perhaps blue, along with a citrus, perhaps orange or tangerine, and a finish of spice, perhaps pepper. I would say this is medium bodied with a little dryness. The tannins are pretty soft for such a young wine. I always look for an acidic finish and this one had none.
After an hour (of warming up), I tried it again. The flavor profile is pretty much the same. The finish is a little more tart and/or citrus-like than before. This was still easy to drink. Overall, I would say this is a wine that you would not go wrong with serving chilled or slightly chilled. Also, it should pair well with lighter fares, such as appetizers, milder meats and medium cheeses. Drink it by yourself or share it with friends.
Now that I see the price point ($14), I would say that it is a fair price for a tasty wine.