This is surely one of the better Temecula-grown Cabs out there. It’s ripe and balanced, with a good array of varietal flavors. Cherry, red currant, cola, mocha and oaky spice flavors finish dry and smooth. Drink now.
From Temecula, a somewhat closed dry red wine, not showing much fruit or vibrancy now. There are modulated berry flavors, yet firm acidity and some hefty tannins dominate the palate. It has a round, supple elegance that’s likeable. —S.H.
Pretty dark for a blush, and very strongly flavored. The raspberry flavors veer into framboise, it’s that extracted and liqueur-like. So there’s nothing shy about it. Unusual and eccentric, but a pretty, flavorful wine. —S.H.
Copper colored. Clean, delicate aromas of cotton candy, strawberry, vanilla, smoke, yeast. In the mouth, subtle flavors suggest strawberries. It’s dry, with crisp acids. The mousse is a bit rough, and scours the palate.
An old-style Zin from this old growing region near L.A. It’s rustic, with intense mocha and berry flavors that drink a little sweet. Soft in acids, it’s an interesting wine to pair with food.