Enticing aromas of orange blossom, ripe apricot, peach and pineapple. Quite full-bodied and succulent with ample stone fruit flavor, orange custard, dried herbs and anise. Smooth with some viscosity but not heavy with a slight smoked almond kick to the finish.
Pungent, a bit like smoked black olives, but with a bright beam of blackberry fruit. This is medium to full bodied in the mouth, a little creamy in texture without being overly lush, with a jammy, fruit-filled finish. Drink now–2015.
With 80% Cab and 20% Syrah, the Cab dominates with aggessive aromas and flavors of black berries, cassis and licorice, followed by nuances of spice, black currant leaf and kirsch. A velvety texture with assertive tannins and balanced acidity; drink now to 2012.
One of the highest-rated Pays d'Oc wines in the history of Wine Enthusiast, this deep, dark rose-hued wine is lusciously fruity without being simple, combining cherries and peaches with scents of leather and earth. Round, supple and refreshing.
It should be easy to stump your wine-geek buddies with this one. At once honeyed and rich, exotic and tropical, this is a rarity they're unlikely to even know exists. A mere hint of bitterness on the finish of this medium-bodied wine nicely balances the ripe tropical flavors. Drink now.
A blend of 50% Mourvèdre and 50% Syrah, this is a dark, earthy wine, featuring hints of black olive and espresso. Yet it’s very lush and supple in the mouth, very forward and inviting, yet balanced by crisp acids on the finish. Drink now–2015.
Bold flamingo-pink in color, this fruit-driven rosé is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. Berry and cherry flavors mingle easily, while the wine carries enough weight to pair with simple grilled foods like chicken or hamburgers. Drink up.