Ripe, with cola, mocha, espresso and spice flavors that deliver fine richness. Round tannins and smoky cedary oak tones linger on the finish. Drink now through 2007. 1,200 cases made. From California. —James Laube
Concentrated, with an array of tart nectarine, candied grapefruit and melon flavors. Lively citrus acidity, vanilla and a hint of onion peel shape the finish. Drink now. 2,775 cases made. From California.
Juicy, with delicious red and dark berry fruit, tobacco and spice hints, and a nice briary note on the finish. Not as supple as usual for this grape, but quite tasty. Drink now. 2,000 cases made. From Chile. —James Molesworth