($15) Ruby-red. Sexy, oak-spiced raspberry and blackberry aromas are accented by mocha and minerals, with a sneaky rose note emerging with air. Lush dark berry flavors are juicy and impressively bright, with tangy minerality adding energy. A suave wine for the price, showing impressive finishing thrust and sweetness.
($14) Inky ruby. Smoky cherry and dark berry aromas complemented by chocolate and espresso notes. Full, round and rich, displaying straightforward plum and blackberry flavors; a lush, round texture; and soft tannins. The sweet, clinging finish displays good length. (Click Wine Group, Seattle, WA)