It's almost impossible to not notice the dark color of VDR. Whereas many dark wines are referred to as "inky," this goes beyond that to a rich, deep, dark garnet color. The nose first entices you with ripe black cherry, blackberry, and boysenberry, all intermingled with floral hints of lavender. The dark fruit aromas seamlessly carry through on the palate with vivid notes of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry accompanied by Bing cherry and pomegranate. With each sip, the wine continues to unfold revealing underlying essences of mocha, black tea, and sweet Madagascar vanilla.
Supple tannins and cascading flavors that continue to evolve with each sip make VDR an excellent candidate for savoring on its own, as well as sharing over a meal.