SRP of $18 and available for as low as $14. Sample received courtesy Ash Hollow Estate Vineyards & Winery for review purposes.
From the bottle:
There is a tale that few dare to tell about a headless ghost who rides a dark horse and haunts those unfortunate to cross his path!
It’s hard to talk about today’s wine without bringing up the unique name and the label, two things that I’ve learned to rarely pay much attention. I must say; however, it was kind of cool when I found out that the photo on the label is actually a real horse owned by the winery. Of course, as always our biggest concern is regarding what is inside the bottle, so let’s get to it.
The 2008 Ash Hollow Legends Headless Red opens with aromas of dark raspberry, black cherry and oaky spice. The wine tastes smooth with nice texture and good structure. The predominant flavors when tasting are raspberry again, along with blackberry, spice and a little earthiness. The tannins are good and well integrated. The finish has a good bit of oak, thanks to the 30 months aging in oak barrels, which resolves into lingering mocha notes. Quite nice!
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