An explosive, grand Syrah from the Northern Rhône. Complex and deep, layered with twists and turns that spin your taste buds around merrily. Imagine leather, wet earth, grilled meat, a garden in bloom and blackberry notes -- all of this comes together in —Per-Henrik Mansson
From one of the great producers of Piedmont comes this classic Barolo (made from the Nebbiolo grape). An extremely fine and subtle Italian red, very classy. Emitting complex aromas of black licorice, berry, meat, tobacco and mushroom, the wine is full-bod —James Suckling
Firm, flavorful and distinctly spicy, with cinnamon and nutmeg overtones to the yummy, focused black currant and blackberry flavors. A racy red with great style and depth. Fine-grained tannins can use cellaring. Best from 2002 through 2008. 1,920 cases ma —Harvey Steiman
From the superb 1997 vintage comes this classic "super Tuscan." Near-perfect harmony to this. Unbelievable. Dark ruby-black in color, with stupendous aromas of blackberry, currant and mineral, and full in body, with masses of velvety tannins that go on an —James Suckling
The '96 vintage in Piedmont was a very good one, and the recently released Barolos are starting to hit U.S. shores now. Glorious aromas of wild strawberries, minerals and tar introduce this full-bodied, tightly knit red, with big, velvety tannins and a me —James Suckling
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