Plump and fleshy, with a dense core of focused tannins and lively acidity. Aromas of ripe black raspberry, anise and licorice open to layered, slightly jammy flavors of black cherry, blueberry pie and smoky cracked pepper. Drink now through 2024. 2,200 cases made. —Tim Fish
Shows good zip, with tarragon and chive notes giving this a tangy, herb-accented feel, while lemon curd and straw notes play out in the background. Drink now through 2017. 3,333 cases made. —James Molesworth
Black cherry coulis and chocolate pudding notes are underscored by accents of wild herb, smoke and graphite in this medium-bodied red, with sculpted tannins and fresh acidity. Offers a firm, well-spiced finish. Merlot. Drink now through 2024. 1,250 cases made. —Alison Napjus
Solid, with a core of steeped blackberry and raspberry fruit notes that have melded nicely with singed anise, juniper and violet flavors. An iron accent underscores the finish, which has nice flesh for the vintage. Drink now through 2018. 946 cases made. —James Molesworth
This polished red shows focus and intensity. Black plum, tar, mineral and sanguine flavors are supported by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Not assertive, but shows character and depth. Best from 2018 through 2026. 10,267 cases made. —Thomas Matthews
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