Ripe, fleshy and focused, with lots of black currant, cocoa, tobacco, mineral and loam flavors. A bit tight on the finish, but juicy and concentrated. Cellar short-term. Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2006 through 2009. 1,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Silky, sweet and distinctive for its creamy, spicy fig and honey flavors, hinting at pineapple as the finish persists. Drink now through 2013. 3,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Honey, baking bread, citrus and hazelnut mingle in the creamy texture, all balanced by bright acidity. Good harmony and a moderate aftertaste of honey on whole wheat toast. Drink now through 2007. 200,000 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Enticing, with walnut, candied lemon peel, apricot, blanched almond, graham and buttered brioche aromas and flavors. Long, stony finish is backed by a tingling orange zest hint. Chardonnay and Savagnin. Drink now through 2006. 1,500 cases made. —James Molesworth
Sinewy, with well-structured flavors of dark plum, French roast, mineral and tobacco leaf. If you are tired of the oaky, jammy style and are looking for a distinctive flavor profile, this is your wine. Drink now through 2007. 6,916 cases made. —Kim Marcus
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