A densely powerful wine, packed with sweet plum fruits that are given spice character by a touch of pepper. It is very concentrated, the tannins a layer of dust through the wine. There is a ripe, warm glow in the aftertaste.
Ripe and rich, this is a concentrated, spicy and perfumed Syrah. It is packed with sweet tannins and juicy blackberry fruit, with a cut of acidity. Its richness makes it already mature, although it could age for another few years.
Smooth and rich, its creamy texture is rounded out with a toast note. Flavors of peppered apricot and green plum work well together to give a warm, concentrated wine that shows all of its ripe fruit up front.
Cabernet Sauvignon in Provence seems to evoke the herbal wild-thyme character of the countryside. This wine has weight to its black fruit flavors, with an edge from its tannins and acidity. It could age for 2–3 years. Screwcap.
The price and reddish-pink color don't distinguish it from the scores of other Provencal roses, but once you breathe in the aromatics and place some of this mint-tinged tongue-teaser in your mouth, you'll be sold. --M.M. This wine reappeared as a Top 100 Best Buy in the 2000 Best of Year issue. — W.E.
This tasty Southern French white has an orange- tangerine profile and an even, faintly creamy mouthfeel. Cuts a fine line between citrus tang and softness-and succeeds. Respected Santa Barbara County vintner Bob Lindquist of Qupé consults, and has crafted a wine that closes with good length and a touch of pepper and spice. Drink through 2002.
Rather broad in the mouth without being particularly weighty or rich, with restrained aromatics of apricot and spice and flavors of melon, apricot and pepper. Drink now; the 2007 tasted out of tank looks significantly more interesting. Imported by Routas USA.