Ok, this wine has more names than a trockenbeerenauslese. For that it gets an extra 10 points. Too bad points aren't worth anything. Oh, yeah, the Vieilles Vignes did not fit in the title.
Let's get it out of the way, I love this wine. It's absolutely charming and intellectually interesting at the same time. It starts with a gorgeous ruby red color, moves on to aromas of wet but also smoldering leaves accompanied by red cherries, and on the palate it has the leaves, some even more earthy flavors and tart cherries all backed up by solid acidity. Great stuff. And given the price ($11.99) it has to count as one of the greta wine value out there.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.