Just one barrel was made of this complex, nicely sculpted, 100% Malbec. It’s from fourth leaf fruit, showing bright and fresh raspberry flavors, compact herbs, and streaks of tar and earth. A floral note (clover?) comes in as the wine breathes open. Still young and slightly reduced, it will reward decanting.— P.G.
This full-bodied, 100% Cabernet is lightly gamy, offering a sensuous potpourri of wild herbs and brambly berries. It’s subtle, lovely, distinctive, smoothly rendered and unusually textural and complex. Drink it with enjoyment now, or give it a few more years in the cellar.— P.G.
This marks the return of a blend that was the winery's most popular offering in years gone by. The excellent matchup is two thirds Cabernet Franc and one third Merlot. Spicy and precise, it's anchored by firm and full-bodied berry and black currant fruit. The barrel aging adds toast and cinnamon, and the wine…— P.G.
This elegant, refined, ageworthy, pure Cabernet is sourced from the oldest vines at Windrow, which date back about two decades. There is plenty of round cherry fruit in the core of the wine, along with red plum, golden raisin, and Christmas cake spices. Cinnamon and chocolate scents waft up from the glass, nothing…— P.G.
A welcome addition to the Bunchgrass lineup, this white Bordeaux-style blend is one third barrel-fermented Semillon, two thirds tank-fermented Sauvignon Blanc. The ripe and textural fruit still shows a lightly yeasty character, along with highlights of honey graham cracker.— P.G.
This is 100% varietal, all Lewis vineyard fruit. The aromas have the smoky, meaty, brambly fruit character of the Dunham Lewis bottling, but the wine overall is more restrained, with a strong leafy note under very pretty raspberry fruit.— P.G.
Sourced from old vines at Windrow and the less-well-known (but excellent) Tokar vineyard, this pure Cabernet Sauvignon shows a tight mix of plum, cassis, olive and earth, underscored by sharp acidity. It’s young and substantial, with some heat in a finish marked by slightly bitter phenolics.— P.G.
This is a pleasing, well-crafted Syrah, 100% varietal, and sourced from the excellent Lewis vineyard. The wine displays a nicely balanced mix of earth, herb, citrus, spice and berry. It feels lighter than its 14.6% alcohol, but the flavors persist, finishing with fine-grained tannins and a streak of coffee/mocha.— P.G.