From Lodi grapes, a wine that’s dark as midnight, and big. Plums, blackberries, cassis, tobacco and dried kitchen herb aromas. In the mouth, big, rich, intense and tannic, and dry as dust. It is just a baby, with plummy flavors, and will improve with cellaring through 2011. Notable for its balance, complexity and harmony.
Here’s a big, jammy blush wine. It’s certainly full-bodied for a rosé, but has a nice silky feeling. The fruity flavor is powerful in cherries and raspberries, with a semisweet finish.