A friendly wine defined mostly by its pear aromas and flavors. This is the epitome of easy-drinking, with simple but fresh pear and apple qualities at every turn. The finish turns noticeably spicy, even sporting a hint of white pepper. Overall, it’s light and just right.
Unanimously liked, this South Coast Syrah from a Napa winery displays an artful blend of less ripe notes (nettles, thyme) with plusher cherry-berry flavors. Smooth on the palate, with hints of pomagranate and strawberry and the suggestion of berry zinger tea.
Really interesting on the nose, with funky aromas of geranium and tomato leaves, smoke, horse stable and strawberries. The mouthfeel is creamy, but the flavors turn toward tomato and rhubarb, finishing a bit sour and tart.