Here’s an elegant, silky Pinot Noir that’s perfect for opening tonight with upscale fare. It’s dry and balanced, with charming flavors of cherries, cola, cranberries, cinnamon and smoky oak.
A big Pinot Noir, extracted and thick in cherry and blueberry pie filling, red currant, sandalwood and dusty spice flavors. Delicious, but soft and atypical for a Pinot, lacking some life and charm. Drink now.
Here’s a classic expression of California Zinfandel. Shows the variety’s rich wild berry, cherry, spice and tobacco flavors with that slightly rustic, briary edge of wildness. Finishes dry and cleanly tannic.
Hard and astringent in tannins, this Zin needs rich, oily meats and cheeses to combat its power. Shows concentrated flavors of grilled blackberries, roasted meat, black currants, cola and peppery spices, with the charred sweetness of oak barrels.
The Andretti style is fruit-driven and easy, and this Cab definitely is built along those lines. It’s explosive in sweet raspberry, cherry, blackberry and loganberry jam flavors, with a smooth overlay of spicy oak.