Redolent of cassis, blackberry, herbs, anise, smoke and toasty oak aromas, the wine fans out gracefully on the palate to reveal more layers of equally well-defined fruit. Tannins are soft and round, finishing moderately with a clean freshness.— J.M.
Some reviewers say this Syrah is "ripe" and "plush"; others call it "a fruit bomb." Whatever panelists’ varying views about its balance, we all agree that it’s pleasing and easy to drink. Juicy blueberry and blackberry flavors wear only a light dusting of black pepper and minerals; pie dough-meets-oak aromas…— W.E.
This is one of those soft, deliciously ripe Zins that’s so easy to drink. It’s filled with chocolate and blackberry flavors, with a touch of raisins, and has enough tannins to lend backbone.— S.H.
With Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominating the blend, this is a soft, gentle wine, with silky, light tannins and ripe flavors of cherries and oak. Drink now.— S.H.
Soft, easy and flavorful, this Merlot has fruity tastes of cherries, black raspberries and latte dusted with cocoa and cinnamon. Drink now.— S.H.
Very ripe, almost raisiny, with a cooked fruit flavor, although the wine is fully dry. The tannins are on the harsh side, and the stewed character seems to accentuate the acidity. Drink now.— S.H.