Smooth and spicy, with deep raspberry and pomegranate flavors that linger, sailing through the polished texture. Offers hints of dusky spice as this hovers on the finish. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2011. 1,500 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Crisp and focused. Balances herbal, savory Cabernet notes against enough rich, dark blueberry and spice flavors from Shiraz to provide a welcome mix. Drink now through 2012. 2,000 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman
Fragrant and crisp, with freshly crushed black and green peppercorn, raspberry and black cherry flavors. Tart acidity and firm tannins extend through the mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2011. 20,000 cases made. —Daniel Sogg
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