Although mouthfilling, this comes off cool and smooth. Aromas of meat, dried Italian herbs and black olives meet plenty of spice and fruit on the palate, and linger through the finish. Kosher. —K.F.
There’s nothing subtle about this intensely fruity wine. It’s ripe black cherries all the way, with hints of chocolate and wintergreen. The tannins are soft, the acids low, but the flavors are so pretty that the lack of structure isn’t a big issue in this everyday drinker.
A bit grapy and unformed at first, but seems to develop a bit in the glass, adding cassis, roasted meat and coffee notes. Crisp and smooth in the mouth. Imported by Royal Wine Corporation.
Slightly grassy and pungent on the nose, but this sweet, fizzy Muscat turns more charming on the palate, where hints of pineapple and underripe citrus help to balance out the considerable sugar. Finishes fresh and soft at the same time. Drink now.