Dark and smoky, with toast and vanilla notes leading the way for velvety-textured blackberry fruit followed by notes of cocoa, dark licorice and mineral on the finish. Drinks like a Vosne-Romanée. Drink now through 2009. 2,500 cases imported.
Lithe and appealing for its lively texture and smoky blueberry flavors, hinting at coffee as the finish lingers. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2010. 7,000 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
Smooth and spicy, with deep raspberry and pomegranate flavors that linger, sailing through the polished texture. Offers hints of dusky spice as this hovers on the finish. Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2011. 1,500 cases imported. —Harvey Steiman