Also recommended: 2006 Chardonnay South Australia (86).
Other wines tasted: 2006 Merlot South Australia*. (Kysela Pere et Fils, Winchester, VA)
($12) Light straw. Minty citrus and green apple on the nose, with a bracing quinine accent. A fleshy midweight with a chewy texture and lively lime and orchard fruit flavors carrying through a moderately long, spicy finish. This would work nicely as an aperitif.
($12) Ruby-red. Jammy blackberry and mulberry on the nose; reminds me of a zinfandel. Fresh, juicy dark berry flavors display a nice combination of poise and sweetness, with mocha and candied licorice notes adding complexity. Soft, silky and sweet on the concentrated, persistent finish. There are no apparent tannins to get in the way of the vibrant fruit. This is one serious bargain.