Charles Wagner Conundrum Red Blend 2014. The color is a pretty, dark garnet. The nose is faint but you can pick up raspberry, earth and tobacco notes. The flavors are cigar box, raspberry, cranberry and a touch of black pepper. Silky tannins. A long finish that is earthy and warming. A well crafted red blend and a bargain at about $23.
But if you’re really thirsty and have a Total Wine store nearby, you can get this beauty for around $20 with their 10% of six or more sale. Time to stock up! Sale runs through 10/1/17.