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Wine Review – 2015 Opaque “Darkness”

I was feeling good.  I had tasted great wines and was having a fun, wine-nerdy conversation with Hector, a San Antonio veteran of over 30 years.

“Do you want to try the wine my wife and I drink?” he asked.

Of course I did!

That’s when he brought out “Opaque.” He explained to me that he and his wife like bold wines, and this one was basically an “everything but the kitchen sink” type of wine. With a blend of six varietals, he was right!  I chuckled as he listed them off: Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Petit Sirah, and Petit Verdot. What an audacious offering.  I couldn’t wait to try it!

Sure enough, it was everything it was promised to be: rich, dark, inky, voluptuous! This wine filled my mouth with a beautiful balance of tannins and acid. I tasted luscious fruit – ripe berries with hints of chocolate and smoke. It finished with a dusting of cinnamon, cloves, and a touch of pepper. The finish lingered, as the remaining wine painted the glass.

I’m with Hector – this is my type of wine. With a special 50% off, at $15 per bottle, I had to take some home. I’ll be drinking this with the brownies I just made. Cheers!



Opaque “Darkness”

52% Zinfandel |23% Syrah |18% Cabernet Sauvignon |4% Petit Sirah | 2% Petit Verdot | 1% Grenache

14.6% Alcohol

12 months barrel aging

Paso Robles, CA USA

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