From South Africa, this is very rich for a Sauvignon, with lemon curd, straw, fig and peach flavors that are ripe and lush. Yet there's ample stone and mineral underpinning it all, and a fine, zesty finish. Drink now. 2,500 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Molesworth
Wonderful intensity, vibrancy and purity of flavor, with zesty grapefruit, mineral, lemonade and peach flavors on a soft frame, with a zingy finish. Drink now through 2004. 6,200 cases made. Smart Buys. —James Laube
This wine offers a pure, rich display of ripe blackberry, boysenberry and plummy notes, that are offset by a dusty wild berry, violet and sage scent and supported by tight, firm, grainy tannins. Best from 2006 through 2012. 440 cases made. From California —James Laube
A brooding, full-flavored red, with loads of character and power. Starts with aromas of smoked meat and flavors of dark plum and ham hocks. Tannins build on the finish, which is filled with plenty of decadent earth and mushroom notes. Best from 2004 throu —Kim Marcus
Rich, intense and expansive, with layers of ripe, almost syrupy blackberry and wild berry fruit, shaded by spice, tar, pepper and cedar notes. Finishes with firm yet supple tannins. Gorgeous Syrah. Drink now through 2010. 720 cases made. Highly Recommend —James Laube
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