2016 Ursa 1.5 liter Magnum - Baer Winery
We are really pleased with how this wine has come together with harmony and seamlessness. The fruit character is ripe red stone fruit, plums and cherries but there is a savoriness like roasted red bell peppers, smoky off the grill and something cooling and herbal that reminds us of bay leaf or fennel. The 2016 reds are not as bold and opulent as the 2015 vintage. This vintage of Ursa is a little more subtle, more understated than last vintage but with a kind of refinement that I think is a hallmark of the Baer style.