Pet fans will immediately respond to this wine. It’s a big, dark, extracted bruiser, with a hefty dose of tannins that sting the palate. The underlying flavors are of plums, blackberries, coffee and bitter chocolate. So dry it puckers the mouth.
Sweet in plum, blackberry and coffee flavors, rich in tannins and full-bodied, this dry wine has an edge of rusticity. Try with barbecue with a slightly sweet sauce. Petite Verdot, Syrah and Petite Sirah.
An unusual blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah, this shows a green peppercorn streak to the modest cherry fruit flavors. Medium-bodied, very dry and pretty tannic, could use more richness and depth, especially at this price.
The herbal-fruity aromas are a hypothetical blend of raspberries and roasted tomatoes, while the flavors thankfully favor raspberries. Plump, but a bit candied and slick-feeling, with some drying tannins on the finish.
Despite a roughness around the edges, this Cab appeals with its ripe flavors of cherry jam, blackberries and espresso coffee. It’s very dry, with a soft complexity that makes it easy to drink.