Shows how ripe red wines get in the Temecula area, with juicy blackberry, cherry, cola, licorice, sweet cured tobacco and cinnamon spice flavors. The tannins are smooth and refined. Finishes a little on the sweet, candied side.
Despite the fancy name, this Cab is tannicly rustic. It shows pronounced blackberry and black currant flavors, but the tannins are fierce and drying, and the wine seems unlikely to age well, so drink now.
South Coast’s winemaker used 100% Syrah from the 2010 vintage to make this fun, red sparkler, which was once upon a time known as Cold Duck. It takes advantage of Syrah’s big, bold berry flavors, while smelling intensely sweet, like a Jamba Juice smoothie. Very foamy on opening; let it settle and drink it supercold.