Creamy mocha-laced oak is wrapped loosely around a spicy core of currant, root beer and black cherry fruit, turning elegant and ending with firm, ripe tannins. Drink now through 2010. 251 cases made. —James Laube
Very ripe, slightly pruny aroma, with black cherry and prune flavors. Sweet and smooth, this is soft, with gentle tannins shoring up the finish. The sweet fruit lingers. Drink now through 2012. —Bruce Sanderson
Smooth and round, beautifully polished, plush and generous with its spicy, floral nuances to the dark berry, cherry and tar flavors, sailing through the long finish. Drink now through 2011. 400 cases made. —Harvey Steiman
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