*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample because I am a member of WineQ‘s Beta Club.
I chose the 2005 Bokisch Graciano for the evening. I hadn’t yet checked Graciano off my Wine Centiry Club application, so I was happy to receive this wine in the mail from WineQ! It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for $25.99.
The nose (which by the way, I spelled “noze” in my quickly typed notes….too much LOL Cats for me I think) on this wine really opened up over the course of the evening. At first I found sour cherry, tomato vine, earth, spice, licorice, red currants, and some funky mint. After an hour or so the nose opened up with fabulous dusty chocolate and brown sugar. In the mouth I got flavors of sour cherry, leather, blacker fruit than on the nose, earth, mostly black cherry, and other dark tart fresh fruit.