Check out the new, mobile-friendly WineSpectator.com!
Firm and nicely focused to show its peppery black cherry flavors, balanced well with fine tannins and just enough acidity to give it zest. Finishes with a floral, cedary touch. Cries out for food. Roast chicken anyone? Drink now through 2009. 1,596 cases —Harvey Steiman
Lean and racy, with tightly wound lime, chive, chalk and sweet pea notes that will need some moderate cellaring to fully unwind. Crisp, chiseled finish is really mouthwatering. Drink now through 2006. From South Africa. —James Molesworth
Ripeness and power. A thick texture and chewy tannins give this red a monolithic aspect, but there's a core of plum, prune and blackberry fruit, and the coffee-scented oak is well-integrated. Impressive but reserved. Best after 2005. 3,250 cases made. Fr —Thomas Matthews
Rich, pure flavors of raspberry and cherry jam are framed by chocolate notes in this alluring red. It has firm, well-integrated tannins and enough acidity to keep it lively. Voluptuous yet balanced. Drink now through 2012. From Spain. —Thomas Matthews
This is a solidly built version with raspberry, boysenberry and currant fruit coursing along ripe, sweet tannins and powered by chocolate and toast notes. Round, rich, powerful finish. Could be aged a touch too, before it really hits its stride. Cabernet —James Molesworth
Passionate about wine? Wine Spectator magazine is looking for an enthusiastic copy editor in the New York office.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered