Dark and whole, the full package with nary a flaw. Very rich and spicy, but with enough plump black fruit to support all that spice, licorice and espresso. It’s tight now, almost unyielding, but for fans of masculine Cabs that still feature a sensationally sweet core of fruit, this is terrific stuff.
A soft, ripe, excellent Shiraz, and drinkable even at this early age. Licorice stands out on the palate, under which mixed plums forge a solid foundation. Finishes, appropriately enough, with black pepper.
A GSM, yes, but one with Sangiovese rather than Shiraz in that secondary position. It’s dry grown, handpicked and unoaked, the Sangiovese bringing a pleasant tanginess to complement Grenache’s juicy, black-cherry fruit. Medium-sized, and finishes with black pepper. Imported by Click Wine Group.
This is a lean, fresh Riesling with white stone fruit at its core. Grass and mineral—even waxy—flavors freshen up the palate, and floral and saffron notes waft from the nose. Lemon rind and viscous sour apple flavors linger on the finish. For this range of flavors to work in harmony, you surely must count elegance and subtlety among its virtues.
What a nice wine. Very fragrant on the nose; it’s an alluring blend of tropical fruit, citrus and olive oil. Zesty, crisp and mouthfilling, its citrus spine supporting white peach and talc flavors. Pleasingly tangy on the finish. Imported by Click Wine Group.
Fresh grass and hay lend a slight sweetness to wheat notes on the nose. As is the case with other area 2003 Rieslings, the mouthfeel on this one is full, not racy, as were last year’s wines. The palate offers yellow stone fruit and citrus flavors buried under a heavy layer of rock. By the finish, fresh lemon flavors are back at the fore.