A very nice wine that’s dry and smooth and satisfying, yet shows real layers of complexity. A blend of Syrah and Cabernet, it has interesting flavors of blackberries, currants, sweet leather, licorice and smoky oak, with a long, spicy finish. Drink now.
A blend of Syrah and Mourvèdre, this is a lovely, polished and serious red wine. It impresses not just for the well-ripened cassis, cherry, cocoa and cedar flavors, but for the overall balance, and the smoothness of the texture.
Extraordinarily sweet, with residual sugar of nearly 30%. That intensely honeyed sweetness is obviously delicious, and so are the apricot, pear and vanilla cream flavors. Would score higher with greater concentration and crisper acidity.
A decent Chardonnay with some interest, although it’s a little thin on the finish. Smells of toasty oak, vanilla, butterscotch and tangerines, and while that sounds good, the intensity isn’t so great.
Table wines hardly get bigger in fruit than this soft, luscious wine. It’s explosive in red cherry, chocolate fudge, pecan pie and spice flavors, but seems totally dry. It would have scored higher had one taster not been bothered by some nail polish and vinegar notes.