A heartbreaker. Combining finesse and power, this beautiful Syrah shows delectable earth, game, blackberry, smoke and baconlike aromas and flavors. Sweet fruit suggests old vines or low yields, and the wood is kept cleverly in check. Floral notes emerge o
Made from a blend of several grapes, the '97 bottling of the Solengo is the best yet. Rich and thick, with wonderfully complex aromas of berry, vanilla, tobacco and flowers, and full in body, with a complement of finely polished yet velvety tannins. The
This Northern Rhône red (made from 100 percent Syrah) is full-bodied and balanced, focusing on mineral, plum, blackberry, game and leather. The complexity grows as all these flavors cascade to a long, elegant finish. A lovely red from the prolific, hig
Rich and complex yet restrained in style, with pretty coffee, currant, black cherry, spice and anise flavors that fan out nicely, this California Cabernet turns particularly elegant and polished on the long finish. Drink now through 2007. 20,000 cases mad
A profound wine, this Australian Shiraz burrows deep into its plush texture to reveal gorgeous flavors of ripe plum, berry and exotic spice, all balanced impressively on an elegant frame. The tannins are refined and well integrated. Approachable already,
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