($11) Light gold. Honeyed pear and peach aromas are brightened by white pepper and mineral notes. Creamy pit fruit flavors are gently supported by soft acidity and complicated by nutmeg and anise. Offers good energy on the finish, which has a pleasantly juicy personality. Terrific value.
($11) Deep ruby. Intensely perfumed, seductive aromas of blackberry, cassis, cocoa and minerals. Lush dark berry flavors display very good focus and sweetness, finishing with good energy. This has the complexity and depth of fruit of wines costing two or three times more.
($11) Bright red. Jammy raspberry and kirsch on the nose, with gentle spice and floral notes adding interest. Juicy red and dark berry flavors pick up a deeper cassis note with air. This supple midweight finishes with bright dark berry flavors, a kiss of baking spices and very good length. Here's another outstanding bargain. (Epicurean Wines, Seattle, WA)