The labels of the Chesapeake Icons line are fantastic, each highlighting a different facet of Maryland wildlife.
The Boordy Vineyards Chesapeake Icon No. 7 Syrah 2015 is aged for 14 months in a mix of stainless steel, American and Hungarian oak barrels. Alcohol hits a reasonable 13.5% abv and it retails for $15.
This Maryland wine is a deep, rich purple in the glass. The nose is earthy and brawny, full of black and blue berries. It is somewhat reminiscent, when chilled, of a good Lambrusco. The flavors are as dark as the aromas. Oak is not overly pronounced and the finish leans more toward blackberry than blue.