Polished and charming, a full-bodied wine of considerable appeal. A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties, it’s bone dry and crunchy in tannins, offering currant, anise and cedar flavors. Now–2012.
This is an exotically rich blend of Syrah and some Bordeaux varieties. It’s a bit direct in primary fruit, but could develop some bottle complexity in a year or two. Shows blackberry, cherry, leather, currant, violet, anise, sandalwood and crushed black pepper aromas and flavors, with a chocolaty finish.
From Westside grapes grown near Templeton, this is a nice, easy-to-drink wine packed with pretty black-cherry and blueberry flavors. The tannins and acids are soft and gentle. Has real richness and vibrancy, and even some complexity in the finish.
Another soft, easy-drinking wine from warm Paso Robles. Everyone admired the rich, ripe fruity flavors, with hints of mint, tobacco and pepper. The finish is short and simple, with a spicy cinnamon taste.