Steele Shooting Star Merlot 2007
One wine that impressed me was a red wine made from the Lemberger grape. This is an odd name and some growers did refer to it by its ancient name: Blau Frankisch, literally “blue grape from France.” These were very nice wines full of berry fruit flavors and great color but with little tannin or harshness. Unlike other Steele and Shooting Star red wine bottlings, our Blue Franc receives little, or no, oak aging. Some liken our Blue Franc, depending on vintage, to Pinot Noir in lighter years and Zinfandel in the riper vintages. Sometimes it is totally akin to a top-flight Gamay from Beaujolais. The wine is clean, crisp, and unpretentious with tons of fruit, including warm berry pie, complementing the traces of pepper, almond, cherry and cinnamon.
slight earthy and fig scents dry, smoky dark cherry and spicy flavors long finish
Somewhere in between a Merlot and a Syrah, medium bodied, a bit earthy, a bit herby, a bit fruity. Nice complexity and goes well with beef. I think I paid about $9. Decent wine. Nice label on the bottle, caught my attention immediately and the reason I bought it.
Smooth, dry, slightly earthy, medium bodied. Nice.........
I agree with previous review "Smooth, dry, slightly earthy, medium bodied. Nice, maybe a little bit of a "dustiness", but definitley "earthy" and a nice change from most high octane fruit bombs.
Perfect gathering wine. Whether it be a BBQ or a fruit and cheese party, this wine is sure to impress, especially at its pricepoint. Loads of ripe fruit, earthy and delicious.
Medium bodied red with a dry earthy character and subtle notes of berries.
Very flavorful and has a lot of body. For the price, very good!!!
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Great color, medium body, dense, rich velvety fruit. It is delicious and ready for enjoyment.
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