Tasting Note: Karma Vista Karisma

One of the first wineries I visited in the Lake Michigan Shore appellation, which is in southwestern Michigan between the Indiana border and Grand Rapids.  Karma Vista does great things with Syrah – this wine is a blend of 2/3 Merlot and 1/3 Syrah for a softer feel.

Karma Vista Karisma (2011) Lake Michigan Shore, Michigan – $20

Color: quite dark purple-black.

Aroma: a chewy, brambley nose with tar, licorice, and black fruit notes.

Taste: quite tannic, with plums, bing cherry, and spice.  Needs air!  Has some hard-candy notes as it opens up.

Big and quite tasty – the fruit quality in this is top-notch.  Recommended!

 

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