What’s likeable about this Bordeaux blend is its dryness. It doesn’t slam you with over-the-top, extracted fruit, but is controlled in its herb and blackberry flavors and smooth but firm tannins.
Tannic but still juicy, this is a very interesting example of California Pinotage made by Rich Parducci, the son of Mendocino winemaking pioneer John Parducci. Dark and full-bodied, the wine tastes like a ripe, jammy blackberry pie with a smidgen of clove, though there’s not much else that’s subtle about this wine. Worth trying.
A a lip-smackingingly good, limited edition Bordeaux blend from a veteran producer. It's as ripe as can be, very gentle and filled with juicy berry flavors. The upfront fruit is packaged in soft tannins, while acids seem stronger than Napa-Sonoma. The wine has real bite.
This is the kind of wine that farmers have drunk for centuries. It's red and full-bodied. It's dry and balances dark berry and stone fruit flavors with earthy tones. It's fairly tannic, with a crisp backbone of acidity, and it will probably age forever because it's so balanced. And it's rustic.
Pleasant in ripe peach, citrus, vanilla and spice flavors, this dry, fruity wine is furnished with excellent acidity that makes it clean and bright. It’s an easy charmer at a fair price. Great with roasted chicken.