2007 Wine Man Saperavi Republic of Georgia
Another fascinating wine from the Republic of Georgia, a country whose winemaking history dates back before the common era (BCE)--some nine to 11 thousand years. Yeah, that's some old winemaking culture, people. Made entirely from an indigenous variety called Saperavi grown in the Kaheti region of Georgia, this is a bold red that takes on aged qualities despite its relative youth. (This is intentionally oxidative, rather than maturing too fast.) Full of blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors, this is full-bodied, complex and earthy. A fantastic introduction to Georgian wine.