This has a clear, bright, ruby red color. A clean nose has light oak, cherry, strawberry, and cola aromas. It is medium dry with low tannins and medium-low acidity, smooth on the palate with flavors of red fruit, cranberry, cola, and hazelnut. Lactic notes on the finish were offensive on day one, but by day two are hardly noticeable. Drink on its own or with light appetizers. Not bad, but at this price, Not Recommended. RR

WHO: Mt. Hood Winery
WHAT: Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Syrah
WHERE: Oregon
WHEN: Non-Vintage
HOW MUCH: $19

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