Aromatic, offering floral, quince and ripe apple notes backed by a vibrant structure. It's almost glycerinlike in texture and beginning to show some maturity. Good, lingering finish. Drink now. 13,000 cases made. Best Values. From France. —Bruce Sanderson
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.