Polished and balanced, this masterpiece shows restraint and it’s already drinkable. With its great acidity and its fine intermingling of spice and red fruit flavors, this wine will appeal to lovers of Gamay and Pinot Noir.
An elaborate Pinot Noir, one of the best under $30 on the market. Dry and silky, it offers deep, complex flavors of cherries, raspberries, cola, herbs, mushrooms, bacon and sandalwood, brightened with crisp acidity. Drink over the next four years for freshness and vitality.
A cold climate wine brimming with sharp cherry-rasberry aromas and flavors. Oak is not evident here--just that big, brilliant blast of fruit, in a very dry wine of considerable acidity. It's also light as a feather, with airy tannins. The round, supple texture makes it a restaurant favorite.
The winemaker calls this a “more masculine wine: richer, bigger,” which almost understates the case. It’s fruity to the point of bomb, offering an orchard of ripe red cherries, raspberries, red plums, cola and something tropically sweet, like red mango. It’s all liberally enhanced with the sweet vanillins of oak. Almost too much of a good thing, but saved by brisk…
Navarro’s Ancienne always seems to produce a fresh Pinot, not an ageable heavyweight, and this one’s no exception. It has pretty flavors of cherries, coffee and smoke, with silky tannins.