Assertive and intense with a dark cocoa, black cherry and violet nose, this wine is smooth, dark and mysterious. Black fruit, warming spice and a touch of tobacco unfold on the palate, and the finish is lush and lingering. An elegant, sultry wine with aging potential.
With 16 months spent in 100% new French oak, this is a powerhouse of a wine. At first a bit overripe on the nose with notes of berry jam, kirsch, cigar box spice and a hint of smoke, the mouth shows similar concentrated dark fruit flavors but is lifted by supporting acidity, aggressive tannins and a tight structure. Dark chocolate-covered roasted espresso beans…
A worthy tribute, this dark and concentrated Shiraz oozes rich fruit notes of mulled boysenberry, blackberry and cherry all dusted with cocoa powder, whole baking spice and tree bark. Big and gripping with assertive tannins and a firm structure, this is one that should age nicely; try after 2014.
Vibrant, attractive notes of black cherry, plum, raspberry sauce and licorice root draw you in immediately, and continue on to the palate alongside complementary accents of sweet spice and black pepper. Medium weight in the mouth with grippy tannins and a strong finish. Elegant yet intense.
This Pinot starts with a nose of bright cherry, spice and strawberry, followed by integrated cherry, clove, pepper and spice flavors. Balanced and delicate, the wine regardless has a masculine edge.
So fresh and balanced, there’s structured mineral-driven support to the red apple, juicy lemon and sweet spice flavors. Medium weight, the ripe mouth is coupled with great acidity to cut through any flab. A soft toastiness kicks up the finish.
Medium-intense aromas of pear, red apple skin and delicate sweet spice appear on the nose, while accents of toast and limey citrus unfold in the mouth. Vibrant and easy to drink with a clean, softly wooded finish. Try with grilled steak fish like swordfish or mahi mahi.