Dark, bone dry and tannic, a full-bodied wine whose tartness and astringency call for rich fare, like beef stew. Shows deeply ripe flavors of blackberries, cassis, bitter dark chocolate and black pepper that are enlivened with brisk acidity.
A very nice wine that takes the variety’s rustic nature and elevates it into elegance, at a good price. The wine is dry and soft, with rewarding red berry, currant, mocha and dusty spice flavors.
Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this Bordeaux blend is dry, with smooth tannins. It has complex blackberry, currant, raisin and smoky oak flavors, and is at its best now and for the next two years.
Bargain hunters have long known Estancia as a haven for values, and this lovely wine continues the tradition. It shows true Monterey terroir in the translucent color, delicately silky structure, bright, citrusy acids and flavors of cherries, cola, sassafras and sweet tea. You’ll also find an overlay of smoky oak. This classic cool-climate Pinot Noir is the perfect…