Remarkably complex, rich and delicate, with a vibrant core of zesty black cherry, blackberry, anise, fresh earth and an exotic wild berry scent that is reminiscent of syrup. Long and lingering on the finish, this is a delicious Pinot to enjoy over the nex —James Laube
Vivid and racy, with rich blackberry and currant fruit, lots of tar, smoke and mineral notes and a rich, sweet, chocolaty finish. Nice flashes of terroir lurk underneath all the fruit too. Serious structure here, but surprisingly accessible now. Ve —James Molesworth
A superrich, multifaceted Chardonnay brimming with exotic ripe pear, fig and honeysuckle flavors overlaid by pretty smoky, toasty, roasted marshmallow oak, finishing with a long, saturated, unctuous aftertaste. Drink now through 2008. 5,000 cases made. Hi —James Laube
Burly Brunello that needs bottle age. Intense aromas of plums and berries with hints of violets and minerals. Full-bodied, thick and chewy, with loads of extract and fruit. Tannic yet velvety, this should prove to be excellent. Best after 2007. 1,200 case —James Suckling
You won't find many Chardonnays in this class. Ultrarich and multidimensional, with a fabulous array of creamy flavors built around a core of fig, apricot, crème brûlée and roasted marshmallows. Full-bodied, yet elegant and concentrated, it weaves the —James Laube
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