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This opens with a burst of confected sweetness that's like opening a bag of cheap fruit gummies -- an aroma of fake cherries and berries (mixed with rubber). That overpowering aroma remains, but the wine does settle down to reveal a more complex array of elements, such as vanilla, earth, black pepper, chocolate, and red licorice, the last of which is quite prominent on the palate. The curious aspect is the acidity, which just isn't there initially, a sort of gooey flabbiness prevailing. Time and a light chill help, but ultimately this is just a decent curiosity fabricated for commercialism.