Tasting notes: The Hourglass 2006 Blueline Vineyard Merlot is exceptionally dark, roiling with aromas of black cherry, grape lozenge, coffee, and plum.
Tasting notes: Purple-black and darkly luscious, this full-bodied red has intense aromas and flavors—black raspberry, cassis, melted dark chocolate, and roasted coffee—that seem the embodiment of
Tasting notes: The JC Cellars 2006 Rockpile Vineyard Haley’s Reserve Syrah is as intense and generous as the vineyard is spartan and bleak.
Tasting notes: A dark, sultry infusion of chocolate, cherry, ripe black plum, and fragrant cedar, this velvety red’s color, scent, taste, and texture are guaranteed to enrapture four of the five s
Tasting notes: A blend primarily of tinta roriz, touriga franca, and tinta amarela varietals, this wine is unctuous, black-red, and redolent of rose hips, grape lozenges, and sarsparilla.
Tasting notes: Brooding, dark, and fragrant, this reveals blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry on the nose.
Tasting notes: This dark red brims with black-cherry, black-currant, and blackberry flavors that give way on the finish to soft tannins accented by earthy clove and red apple.
Tasting notes: The Celani Family Vineyards 2005 Ardore Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits fruit and sarsaparilla aromas and an alluring blend of boysenberry, black-cherry, and currant flavors.
Tasting notes: Heady aromas of red-raspberry liqueur, ripe cherry, and concentrated boysenberry wash over scents of allspice and sandalwood.
Tasting notes: The 2006 offers aromas of black cherry and a long finish of cedar, brown spice, and toasted vanilla bean.
Tasting notes: This pinot noir is scented with wild roses and heather and offers a deep blackberry reduction spiced with cinnamon and cocoa, followed by an earthy finish of roasted beet.
Tasting notes: The DuMOL 2006 Finn Pinot Noir has opulent blackberry and plum flavors with earthy undercurrents of mushroom, nutmeg, and anise.
Tasting notes: Stunning plum, cassis, berries, and sweet oak overlay a gorgeous texture and rich, soft tannins.
Tasting notes: Dances with astoundingly deep plum, blackberry, cassis and lively acid. As close to perfect as merlot gets.
Tasting notes: Elegant and amazing, this wine is ripe, lush, beefy, and tangy with acidity and depth of flavor. It goes long and deep on the palate, revealing spiced plum and ripe berries.
Tasting notes: As might be expected, Cheval Blanc outperforms, exhibiting a heady nose of lush black fruit and spice followed by complex notes of cocoa, vanilla and berry on the palate.
Tasting notes: Velvety on the palate yet packed with explosive plum, blackberry, and spice, this shiraz combines lovely texture and bright acidity.
Tasting notes: Grown northeast of Rutherford, Calif., near Lake Hennessey, this inky, voluptuous wine gives off heady, spellbinding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, rose water, and wildflowers,
Tasting notes: Le Macchiole 2005 has an amazingly fleshy structure from which hang juicy, racy flavors of ripe plum and black raspberry supported by pure, silky-crisp acidity.
Tasting notes: Huge, concentrated, and blessed with a vault-like structure, this gorgeous wine should continue to develop for the next decade or more.
Tasting notes: Full-bodied, this vintage is a complex blend of dark berry, coffee, and mineral that remains balanced and precise to its lengthy finish.
Tasting notes: Dark and dense with amazing depth of black cherry and not a hard edge in sight.
Tasting notes: Powerful and silky with exquisite black cherry, this wine possesses power and extreme elegance.
Tasting notes: Shows lovely oak notes and concentrated berry flavors with loads of finesse and amazing finish.
Tasting notes: A mischievous medley of tart berry, pomegranate, and vibrant acidity—an intense and fun complement to well-spiced paella.
Tasting notes: Exhibits a deep indigo color that creates anticipation for its concentration of complex aromas: sweet, moist tobacco and hints of cumin, black pepper, and spicy dried meat.