Ransom Carmenere 2009 13% Matakana
N: The bouquet suggests a wine that is still integrating but showing some lovely bottle development characters in addition to black fruits, leather, a little chocolate and barrel spices; moderate complexity.
P: Flavors on the palate reinforce what the nose suggests with some bright and still youthful flavors including black and red fruits, plenty of barrel spices, medium+ tannins and moderate to moderate+ acidity. Medium+ length overall.
For me this is a wine best suited to food to show off its special attributes