($43) Medium ruby. Moderately rich aroma of fresh red cherry and redcurrant lifted by a citrus quality. More freshness greets you on the palate, with juicy red fruit flavors nicely framed by lively acidity. The slightly warm finish offers moderate length and nuance. Not a blockbuster but very easy to drink.
($39) Pretty light-medium ruby. Slightly restrained but charming aromas of sour cherry, bergamot, tobacco and tea leaf. Riper and more interesting on the palate, where there is more obvious rich, sweet red fruit, with bright acids giving it a crunchy, fresh feel. Finishes moderately long, with a suave tannic backbone and a lovely lingering mineral quality. (Empson U.S.A., Alexandria, VA)