Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Texas, 43%

Price: $32/375mL Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

Cherry cough drops, flower stems, salted chocolate, lavender, and violet on the nose. The palate is dark and chocolaty, with subtle smoke and charred wood as well as coffee ice cream, burnt espresso beans, and cherry cordials. On the finish, more chocolate in addition to some dark berries and dried earth. The smoke is subtle with vanilla, and macadamia nuts to balance it out. A strong chocolaty center anchors this well.