Plump and round, with a soft structure and ample flesh framing its apricot- and orange-tinged flavors. Though concentrated, it falls off a little on the finish. Drink now through 2009. 180 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Lovely black cherry, brier, black olive, iron and toast flavors, with a ripe, muscular finish. Balanced and focused. Very solid. Drink now through 2006. —James Molesworth
Quite polished and filled with layers of concentrated flavors of blackberry, dark plum, boysenberry, black olive and cassis. Well-integrated tannins, though they need time to settle. Finishes with notes of chocolate-covered strawberry. Best from 2006 thro —Kim Marcus
Dark, immense and packed with zesty wild berry, spice, floral and currant flavors that are sharply focused and well-defined. The long, persistent aftertaste offers a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Charbono and Petite —James Laube
Firm and chewy, with candied blackberry and currant flavors, picking up earthy notes on the finish. Best from 2006 through 2012. 250 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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