Cantiga Wineworks 2001 Shiraz (Monterey)
Has some baked fruit aromas, and drinks hard and dry, with a core of spice, coffee and plums. Will open up and sweeten with rich fare
Cantiga Wineworks 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz
The wine starts off with pleasing cherry, herb, coffee and spice flavors. But it falters with excessive acidity and a tartness on the finish, which is short. —J.M.