Aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and violets waft up from the glass. Blueberry and boysenberry explode on the palate, violets, licorice, and unsweetened chocolate follow. Violets linger forever. Drink with mojo-marinated skirt steak. Highly Recommended. 94 points. DBH WHO: Ben Marco WHAT: Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon WHEN: 2013 DESIGNATION: Expresivo
The color is almost opaque in the center and purple around the edges. Plums and roses show on the nose. Pomegranate, then strawberry, lead a fresh, bright palate, backed with roses and white chocolate. This is a very pretty wine. Drink with skirt steak with salsa criolla. Highly Recommended. 91
The nose smells like a fine chocolate bar with black cherries. Darker fruit, blueberries and boysenberries, show on the palate, joined by vanilla and rose petals. Mint and tobacco leaf show on the mid-palate. Tannins are a bit rigid in this young wine. Drink with a good burger with onion
The aroma of violets simply explodes out of the glass. The violet carries over to the palate, where it dances with raspberries, powdery tannins, and hints of smoked meat. This is overwhelmingly floral, with lovely red fruit and interesting tertiary flavors. Drink with beef skewers with chimichurri sauce. Highly Recommended.
Dark and rich in color, utterly opaque in the center and only hinting at purple and garnet around the edges. On the nose, nutmeg, pencil lead, black currant, and unsweetened chocolate merge. Loads of black fruit shine through on the palate, with blackberry on top and sweet blueberry and mulberry
The nose is very deep, rich with figs and espresso, with a background of cedar. The nose was only a hint of the depth of the palate. It opens with blackberries and black pepper, then opens broadly to add licorice, coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and sweeter blueberry. The wine is well-structured,
Golden with a greenish tinge, this Chardonnay has enough flavors of crème brûlée, vanilla, golden apples and apricot preserves—along with enough gorgeous, mouth filling complexity—to get Napa winemakers in a nervous sweat. It’s a steakhouse worthy Chardonnay, built for potatoes-read more-