Great Zinfandel, showing Dry Creek Valley at its best. The wine is dry and super-spicy, with complex, succulent wild berry, currant, licorice, bacon and pepper flavors, and just a touch of superripe raisins on the finish. Really notable for the quality of its fine tannins.
This Pinot is immediately drinkable for its early charm, but that doesn’t mean it lacks substance. It has complex flavors of red fruits, cola, mushrooms and spices, and is balanced by crisp acidity and a hint of tannins. The texture is pure silk and satin. Quite a serious Pinot Noir, at a great price.
This is a pretty, lightweight Pinot made for early consumption. Floral notes interweave with scents of white button mushrooms and ripe cherries, while silky tannins caress the palate. Undeniably appealing for its lithe feel and elegant structure.
A little extra time in the bottle has yielded a softly attractive Cabernet filled with lush flavors. It has complex tiers of raspberries, cherries and tobacco, with gentle tannins and a light, spicy touch of sandalwood. Pretty and polished now.
Lush and full-bodied, if not especially complex, this is a wine to drink now. It shows easy flavors of blackberries, currants, sage, pepper, mint and cedar, wrapped into sturdy tannins.
This is a sound, everyday Merlot with some special qualities that give it an extra point or two. It’s dry and smooth in tannins, with layers of cherries, blackberries, currants and licorice. Not likely to age well, so give it a little time to breathe and drink now.