Ripe, rich, almost flamboyant with its currant, blueberry, plum and exotic spice aromas and flavors sashaying through the thin veils of fine tannins. A spectacular mouthful that should only gain with cellaring. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlo —Harvey Steiman
Spicy, fresh and balanced, this exuberant dry white shows that the Mosel can also excel in this style in a hot year. Peach and citrus in spades, with a juicy texture and good length. Drink now through 2009. 205 cases made. —Bruce Sanderson
Bright, ripe and generous with its lemony pear and quince flavors. Distinctive and lingering on the deftly balanced finish. Drink now. 2,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
A taut, muscular style, with lots of cocoa, vanilla and toast covering the dark currant, black cherry and plum fruit. The focused finish shows nice acidity and brighter fruit, though, so let this develop with moderate cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot —James Molesworth
Creamy and rich, with orange, vanilla and lime notes mingling in the juicy structure. Tails off a little on the finish, but the flavors are seductive. Should open up nicely over time. Drink now through 2012. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. —Bruce Sanderson
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