The 2018 Taken Red Blend is a careful balancing act of light and dark. At first glance, the nose is dominated by ripe notes of raspberry, blackberry, black currant, and plum, but careful consideration reveals soft, floral undertones. Delicate hints of jasmine and vanilla bean elevate the palate while the body is defined by flavors of quince, roasted fig, and extra dark chocolate with a dash of allspice. The texture is full and robust, but gives way to rich, supple tannins on the finish
What do you do when can’t get any more of the 2017 vintage of one of your best sellers? You guessed it – you bring in the 2018 as soon as it becomes available. That’s what we’ve done with Taken Wine Company’s Red Blend, which just arrived on Tuesday’s delivery truck. A slightly different composition of grapes than last year – can’t wait to try it!