The winery first made this wine in 2005, with mixed results, but they learned their lessons with this interesting ’06. It’s soft, intricately layered and delicious, with cherry jam, licorice and mocha flavors that finish in a swirl of white pepper. This is surely a bottling to watch.
This is a good wine, dry and balanced, with a rich tannic structure. It’s also very strongly flavored. The fruit detonates in the mouth, offering a flood of blackberries, black cherries, black raspberries and currants, with complex notes of unsweetened baker’s chocolate and peppery Provençal herbs and lavender. May calm down with a few years in the bottle.
An ambitious wine that explores new blending territory. Shows fine structure, with brisk acidity and smooth tannins framing ripe cherry fruit, bacon and sandalwood flavors. Lacks a certain finesse, but definitely a worthwhile venture by the winery, and a wine to watch.
Aromas of medicinal berry, sucking candy, rhubarb and raspberry are a touch gawky, but the snappy palate of blueberry and boysenberry is good. Fresh, racy and simple red wine. 50% Syrah and 50% Tempranillo. 25,000 cases produced.