Ripe, with concentrated black cherry, chocolate and pomegranate tones. Impressive fruit intensity folds into toasty oak and supple structure on the fine finish. Drink now through 2007. 100,000 cases made. Best Values. From California.
Bright, jazzy, swaggering style shoots off sparks of mint and white pepper around a lively core of blackberry fruit, finishing with fine tannins and juicy acidity. Drink now through 2006. 10,000 cases imported. Best Values. —Harvey Steiman