Focused and pure, with a long, elegant beam of Jonagold apple and pear fruit that's supported by a mouthwatering minerality, which stretches out the lengthy finish. Should blossom nicely with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2010. 5,200 cases made. —James Molesworth
Very stylish, with fine transparency and elegance to ripe strawberry, red cherry and rose nuances. Spice, cedar and mineral accents weave through the supple, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2010. 10,000 cases made.
Offers a powerful aroma of crushed red fruits, with flavors to match. There's an intense minerality that's accented by notes of beef and pepper, with medium-grained tannins on the closed finish. Needs some time in the cellar. Best from 2009 through 2013. —Kim Marcus
A plush texture carries ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and blueberry, along with toasty oak, tobacco and spice notes in this modern red. Powerful yet fresh, showing depth and balance. Drink now through 2014. 3,000 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Emphasizes refinement over effusiveness, presenting its pear and green apple with hints of warm slate and spicy floral notes edging in gently. Finishes just off-dry. Drink now through 2012. 1,904 cases made. —Harvey Steiman