Wood-grilled peach aromas mingle with notes of orange blossom and almond skins on the nose. Juicy and well balanced, the rich toasty red apple and orange creamsicle flavors lead into the long wood-spiced close. Drink now.
This wine is on the richer side of the Pinot Noir spectrum, and folks looking for a little more lushness out of the grape will be pleased. Ripe raspberry and wild strawberry flavors are laced with a forest floor earthiness, while glimmers of mocha and soft menthol unfold on the finish. Medium weight with a lifting acidic cut to the close.
Soft, balanced, with flowery aromatics and layers of vanilla and apricot that are luscious but subtle. The wine is gentle but makes its mark because the quality of the fruit is excellent. Drink now or let it age—there’s complexity here and the wine still has room for development.
Brooding dark cherry, deep spices and waves of chocolate coating make this intense and intriguing blend of Italian and French grapes a rare treat. The nose is dark and layered with aromas of wood and dark fruit. The lush tannins and slow finish adds to the overall appeal of the wine. Lots of character here.
A very interesting blend composed of 50% Sangiovese, 22% Pinot Noir, 13% Nebbiolo, 7% Mourvèdre, 6% Barbera and 2% Shiraz. Nuances of leather and sweet spice mingle seamlessly with red cherry and fruit cake characteristics; the silky texture and soft tannins carry the earthy notes through the close.
Delicate aromas of dried herbs, dusty basement, cedar and lemon peel herald complementary flavors of hay and caraway. Dried herbs repeat on the palate, while the finish is a peppery blend of sausage and bread. Classy and full flavored to the end. —K.F.
A spritely, alluring citric and floral nose is the first impression, but in the mouth, the wine opens up into a combination of clean minerality and juicy, rounded flavors. The marriage is successful—great acidity and ample body create an intriguing result.
There’s a distinct flinty, mineral sharpness to the nose, adding complexity to the melon, green apple and Anjou pear aromas. Medium weight but textured, the apple skin and toast flavors linger endlessly on the finish. Drink now.