Clear medium-deep garnet. Medium-intensity, spicy nose of cassis, chocolate and coffee. Simple flavours of dark cherry, light-bodied with minimal tannins left. Drink up.
Clear medium-deep garnet. Lots of oak on the nose, overlaying sour cherry, leather and black pepper aromas. Jam-packed with simple but ripe strawberry and plum flavours accented with soft acidity. Drink up.
A smooth and approachable Cab with black cherry, cassis, blueberry, blackberry, mint, smoke, cocoa and vanilla exploding from the glass. Rich; there are no hard edges and it is ready to go
From the cool Monterey region comes this refined Pinot. It features a bouquet of cherry, beetroot and carnation. On the taste buds, the fruit is sweet with earth, vanilla and spice adding complexity.
Deep purple-ruby in colour with a nose of leather and black plums perfumed with oak spice; full-bodied, dry, peppery plum flavour, well balanced and firmly structured.
The deep, intense purple colour suggests richness of flavour, which you get in spades. The spicy, cedary, blackcurrant nose leads into a full-bodied, dry wine that’s juicy and fruity with a flavour of blackcurrant jam held in check by ripe tannins.
From 75-year-old organically farmed Carignan vines, this is from Testa Vineyards' sandstone and loam soils in Mendocino, just over 520 m in altitude. After a 10-day maceration, this spent an additional 10 months in neutral French oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Dusky plum, raspberry, mineral, black cherry, dried thyme is carried with fine, persistent acidity, lifted and bright, all with a persistent perfumed overhue of wild bush blueberry. Bottled unfined and unfiltered (an overt cloudiness), this has a grippy duskiness on the lingering finish. A lovely pour, though wish it was about half the price.