($15; 77% tempranillo with 23% cabernet sauvignon) Ruby-red. Jammy blackberry and blueberry aromas are deepened by tobacco and black cardamom. Bitter cherry, espresso and chocolate flavors offer good depth and supporting structure, picking up resiny herbs with air. Youthfully stern but there's impressive dark fruit here.
($12) Pale straw. Fresh pear, melon and lichee aromas are brightened by white flowers and nutmeg. Frothy and deep in sweet tropical fruit flavors but nicely energized by mineral and spice qualities that carry into the finish. A touch short but plenty fresh and vibrant. Serve this with fresh fruit as a mid-course or simple dessert. (Grapes of Spain, Lorton, VA)