A terrific super-Tuscan blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Rich and full-bodied, with obvious pedigree, it features great balance of ripe fruit, soft, dusty tannins and refreshing acidity. This is a first-rate wine that amply shows how good grapes can be in Temecula. —S.H.— S.H.
There’s something addictive about this polished Merlot, with its succulent cherry flavors and that rich finish of cinnamon-dusted mocha. The wine is dry and velvety, although it could use a bit more acidity.— S.H.
Based on Sangiovese, this super Tuscan wine offers lots to like. It’s absolutely dry and very soft, with cherry, tobacco and currant flavors that swirl together into a clean finish complexed with dusty tannins.— S.H.
Starts off a bit musty and earthy, with citrus flavors veering into riper peaches and mangoes. Turns dry and crisp in the finish. A pleasant wine at a good price. —S.H.— S.H.
A unique wine, not a bad one, that marches to a different beat. Smells sharply of cigarette tobacco and orange honey, with a dusting of white pepper. In the mouth, it’s not sweet at all, but clean and zesty, with the taste of tangerines and cinnamon.— S.H.
Soft and charming, with jammy cherry, blackberry and chocolate-covered mint flavors. The wine flirts with off-dryness, but its crisp acidity provides a welcome balance.— S.H.
Sweet as a dessert wine and too soft in structure for true balance, this Bordeaux blend is saved by delicious flavors of cassis, cherry pie, white chocolate and smoky oak.— S.H.
A pleasant, fruity wine, with nice flavors of apricot, peach, honeysuckle and green apple. A bit of residual sugar makes the wine off-dry. Finishes swift and fruity.— S.H.