Soft, rich fruit, with layers of plum, cherry, berry and accents of toast and vanilla. Smooth, seductive style, plenty of acid, good balance and the fruit is pure, clean and ripe all the way to the lingering finish.
An intensely dark and elegant Malbec, structured in firm tannins and complex in black almost-liqueur-like cherry, and a finish of herb, oak and mocha. A full-bodied and yet soft wine that is ready to drink now that is poised to get more interesting in time. A small percentage (10%) of Cabernet Sauvignon is blended in.
A deep, dark, robust Lake County Barbera, tame by Barbera standards, with softened tannins but lots of black licorice, fruit—rustic plum, mostly—and a hint of baked bread. Worth a try with meaty pasta dishes.
Here’s a wine that calls out for fine foods. It’s dry, balanced and elegant, with oak-influenced black cherry, red currant and cedar flavors. Dry and smoothly tannic, it’s at its best now and for a couple more years.
A really nice blush wine from this pretty property up in Lake County. Shows its Syrah parentage and extreme youth in the fresh-picked cherry and raspberry flavors, boosted by keen acidity, and it’s totally dry despite relatively low alcohol. Defines a fulller, bigger style of rosé.
Spicy, ripe fruit, with an edge to it. Well-defined wine, which shows briar, toast, berry and coffee flavors sprinkled throughout. Well-built, sturdy, a little hot, but balanced and long.