Concentrated, with a solid core of black currant, fig and hoisin sauce notes, all layered with alluring bittersweet cocoa, espresso and roasted vanilla, followed by a long, fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2010. 73,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Toasted vanilla and smoke notes accent raspberry and black cherry fruit in this sleek red, which has enough tannins for grip. The fresh finish echoes with dark chocolate and spice. Drink now through 2011. 1,250 cases imported. —Thomas Matthews
Focused and pure, with a long, elegant beam of Jonagold apple and pear fruit that's supported by a mouthwatering minerality, which stretches out the lengthy finish. Should blossom nicely with modest cellaring. Drink now through 2010. 5,200 cases made. —James Molesworth
Very stylish, with fine transparency and elegance to ripe strawberry, red cherry and rose nuances. Spice, cedar and mineral accents weave through the supple, vibrant finish. Drink now through 2010. 10,000 cases made.