Red Wine by Enkidu from Sonoma County, California. The JM, part of the ‘E’ Monogram series that gives tribute to the women instrumental in Enkidu, is a favorite blend of Janie Mumm, the rudder of Enkidu’s vessel. Sourced mainly from Sonoma Valley, the JM offers intriguing warm aromas of coffee, black cherry, herbs and roots. On the first taste the thought is of velvet -smooth and soft when brushed in one direction – coarse with texture, in this case dry tannins, when moving in the opposite direction. The mouth feel has a feminine and rich entrance, but with a finish that simmers with astringency and acid that gives this pretty wine a backbone.