Wine Spectator – 91 points
Ripe strawberry and mulberry flavors are an enticing entry point for this elegant, medium-bodied red. Mouthwatering acidity and light, creamy tannins frame the fruit profile as it transitions to notes of red licorice, graphite, dried thyme and spicy mineral. Nero d’Avola. Drink now through 2027.
Bold and spicy, this wine’s flavors of fresh and dried plum mingle with notes of black olive and licorice. Fourteen months in French oak barrels imparted a slick texture and accents of dark baking spices. The wine’s richness and warmth will appeal to fans of southern Rhône reds.
Balsamic aromas of crushed mint, camphor and star anise are front and center in this barrel-aged red. The aromas carry over to the firm palate along with dried black cherry and a hint of coffee bean. Taut, fine-grained tannins provide tight support.