Muscular Rhône-style, with Valrhona chocolate, licorice, black currant and tar flavors. Long finish pumps out vibrant sanguine and mineral notes thanks to racy acidity. Drink now through 2007. 400 cases imported. —James Molesworth
Wonderful complexity in the aromas and flavors, with rich, concentrated fig, melon, apricot, ripe pear and lots of exotic spice notes and floral scents. Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. Drink now through 2007. 382 cases made.
Rich dessert red, with loads of dark plum, cassis and plum pudding flavors. Reminiscent of an LBV Port, with good grip, a firm structure and a lasting finish of molten chocolate. Drink now through 2012. 1,600 cases imported. —Kim Marcus
Big nose of blackberry, game, lavender flower and toast, with ripe fruit and toast flavors gliding along the palate. Ripe, smoky finish is embedded with terroir. Côte-Rôtie in all but name. Drink now through 2006. —James Molesworth