Deep, bright ruby. Lively, sharply focused dark berry and smoky aromas, with nuances of licorice and violet. Tangy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are framed by silky tannins, showing good precision and peppery back-end lift. Youthfully tight today but I like this wine's sneaky sweetness and vivacity.
Light gold. Fresh apple, pear and honeydew on the nose, with complicating cinnamon, green tea and floral honey accents; impressively complex for the price. Juicy orchard fruit and melon flavors are gently braced by bright tangerine and quinine notes that build through the finish. A suave, lively, elegant style of chardonnay, nicely melding tanginess and ripeness.
Youthful purple. Varietally accurate black fruits, licorice, cured meat and cracked pepper on the nose. Sweeter red berry flavors deepen with air, picking up ripe cassis and blueberry flavors, with gentle acidity providing lift. The sweet, silky finish features fine-grained tannins that nicely frame dark berry and cherry flavors. Very easy to drink.
Dark red. Seductively floral red and dark berry aromas are complicated by orange zest and dried rose. Crisp and tangy, with tart red currant and cherry flavors deepened by a suggestion of mocha. Finishes slightly stern, with the fruit dropping off sand acidity dominating. Will this flesh out with some cellar time?