Jammy is a sweet red vermouth that starts with a Merlot base. The wine is grown on the Wahluke Slope in central Washington.
We add cherries, hibiscus, ginger, tellicherry peppercorns, coriander seed, orange peel, lemon peel, cacao nibs, and decaf coffee beans. Then it is sweetened to about 10% sugar with agave nectar. We oxygenate the wine and rack it.
There is a dryness to the finish–the Merlot coming through–uncommon in a sweet red vermouth. This is a bold vermouth, good as a base for sangria or mulled wine and mixes well with rye.
Platinum Medal -96 Points