Review: Rhous Winery ‘Skipper’ Red 2013

A full-bodied red blend with complex fruit, spice, and earth aromas that will intrigue lovers of natural, offbeat varieties.
Rhous Winery 'Skipper' Red
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Reviewed on 12-31-2017
Rating B+
Style Red
Blend , Mandilaria
Vintage 2013
ABV 13.8%
Price $23.00 Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Drinking Outside the Lines, Steak Dinner, Wine Geeks

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Franc, Nebbiolo , Sangiovese

The Full Review

Complex and interesting, if not a markedly clean wine, this local blend from Crete is immediately intriguing, with deep aromas of dirt-covered black cherries, violets, and tobacco, with dark rusticity. Leading off with mixed berries on the palate, it’s surprisingly full-bodied, with sweet spice and saltiness. While it’s not a wine for everyone, it’s certainly something different.