Very savory and smoky, this Sonoma syrah is anything but a fruit bomb. The slightly sappy tannins and smoked-bacon flavor nicely balances the underplayed ripeness. The finish is fresh with plenty of spicy complexity. Drink or Hold
A very elegant and polished Napa Cabernet that’s almost silky, in spite of its youth. I love the ripe yet delicate red berry and blackberry aromas. Although the acidity is barely perceptible, it provides the energy that gives this wine laser-beam focus through the very long finish. Drink or hold.
A star is born! This powerful and concentrated merlot-based blend is also very polished with really fine tannins that give it a silky texture, though it’s still really young. Yet, the very ripe but delicate blue-fruit character makes it difficult to resist now. Drink or hold.
Yellow apples, pineapple and a touch of marzipan. Medium-bodied with fine acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now.