This red is sleek and solid, in the modern style. Bright cherry, berry, and currant flavors mingle with licorice, black tea, and mineral notes, giving way to a floral and minerally finish. The firm tannins are well-integrated, and juicy acidity keeps this lively. Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now through 2029. — TM
What We Thought: Big aromas and flavors of vanilla-tinged, ripe blackberry fruit define this unusual blend. Big, very smooth, and full-bodied, there is nothing subtle about this wine, but wow, is it good.