Light, fruity nose with some watermelon aroma
An odd plastic taste on the palate
Some chocolate on the finish
Well, this wine is juicy but somewhat odd. I just couldn't get over the plastic taste, while the other three people who sampled the wine with me were put off by the watermelon "jolly rancher" aroma.
Ray Len is a winery in North Carolina which produces some interesting red blends, among other wines. This is a proprietary blend of several grapes that costs approximately $15 a bottle. Another similar wine in their line-up is called Category 5 and has been previously reviewed by PB and me. It was also very juicy and a little better put together than the Carolinius. More and more North Carolina wines are getting broader distribution and it's worth getting to know what's available. Raise a glass!