Shows some oak aging in its aromas of cedar, caramel and baking spices, but also in the velvety mouthfeel and slightly drying finish. Thankfully, there are just enough ripe cherries to carry the freight, so while purists may be dismayed, plenty more will enjoy the wine’s mix of fruit and oak. Drink now–2018.
Leather and cedar aromas frame dried fruit and vanilla shadings in this full-bodied yet supple wine. The vanilla, cedar and cherry flavors don’t particularly speak to the wine’s origins but still make for an easy-drinking mouthful. Drink it over the next few years.
A ripe and lush style of Chardonnay that’s widely available, this has assertive characteristics of pineapple, mango and sweet citrus that are plentiful throughout the nose and mouth. Medium weight, with a straightforward style and a brisk, clean finish.