Cigar, grilled meat and cedar on the nose lead into a full-bodied, flavorful Cab packed with berries, pepper and spice. Complex and integrated, with great structure and a a mineral edge on the finish.
This bold red made from Argaman—a cross between Souzão and Carignan—offers upfront notes of boysenberry and black plum, accented by hints of bark and spiced chocolate. It’s inky and dark, but with a good acidic cut that keeps the finish fresh and the wine approachable now.
This wine comes off a bit green and vegetal with aromas of tomato leaf, plum skins, pepper and black olive. The mouth is firm and assertive with gripping young, green tannins that linger, leaving a strong sense of astringency on the finish.
There’s a woody, slightly green center to this wine that dominates the lean cherry and currant notes on the nose and mouth. It’s direct and linear on the palate, with a red-plum-skin-driven finish.
A light but flavorful wine with citrus and green-apple aromas and flavors. A mild chalkiness shows on the palate and oak adds some smoke and spice to the picture. Finishes with an herb note.
Fans of oak should lap up this wine, but this reviewer found it overly wooded, with dominant dill and vanilla notes that taste good, yet obscure the underlying fruit. An ambitious effort. Imported by Royal Wine Corporation.
Sweet aromas of cherry and spice start this medium-bodied wine, rife with overriding fruit flavors. Not very complex beyond these initial flavors, but the blackberry character is appealing and the spices add dimension.