Schild has been producing some legit wines for some time now. There was a peak in 2011 where the wines got so intense they could blow the brain of a wine newbie. Seriously, minds were blown with the 2011 vintage.
It’s a good thing that the 2012 vintage stepped it back a bit—pencil shavings and honeysuckle on the nose with a whiff of lavender. On the palate, this is a black hole of chocolate and plum. Secondary flavors of fresh tobacco and smooth sweet cherry are layered with spicy florals. It’s get’s simple and fun at this point, and the high alcohol really takes hold in its voluptuous finish.