Ripe and broad-shouldered, a potent wine with excellent depth to the extracted blueberry, raisin and white pepper flavors. Almost viscous fruit texture folds into chewy, solid tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 13,100 cases made. From Californ —James Laube
Direct, modern style with solid blackberry and boysenberry fruit framed authoritatively by chocolaty toast. Plush and forward, with the toast holding sway in the end. Drink now. 2,500 cases imported. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
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