Those coastal acids really shine in this tart, crisp wine. Flavors veer toward cranberries, tobacco, herbs and cherries, and the wine is full-bodied and very dry. It has a high-toned quality that makes it attractive.
A fine Syrah, dry and rich in blackberry, currant, dark chocolate, grilled meat, spice and cedar flavors. It’s pretty firm in tannins and acids, though, making it hard and chewy. Difficult to predict its future, but an educated guess suggests it’s not an ager.
Big and ponderous for a Pinot Noir, almost like Grenache, it’s so full-bodied and rich in cherries, mocha, anise and spices. Delicious in its way, but lacks Pinot finesse and subtlety. Drink up.