By Kenneth Davids
May 3rd, 2012
Intense, bright, floral. Flowers, pear, apricot, hints of honey and cocoa in aroma and cup. Rich, forceful but balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fruit notes in particular carry into a long, resonant finish.
Price: $13.99/16 ounces
Complex floral character, combining jasmine-like sweetness and bitterish lavender. Deepening hints of plum-like fruit and cocoa. Soft, spicy acidity; leanish though silky mouthfeel. A savory hint turns up in the rich, floral-toned finish.
Dry and brisk yet juicy. Layered dark berry and tamarind notes in aroma and cup, with hints of orange and cocoa. Crisp acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The dry berry note carries deep into the finish.
Dry, crisply juicy. Tart berry, cocoaish nut, peach, lavender-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Long, dry finish.
Brisk, delicate, complex. Apricot, mandarin orange, dark chocolate, night flowers in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; silky mouthfeel. Richly dry, flavor-saturated finish.
Lush, ripe cherry and table grape in aroma and cup, complemented by a dry, savory cedar note, particularly in the cup. Crisp, delicately balanced acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Simple but rich finish.
Brisk, cedary berry notes dominate in aroma and cup, with hints of cocoa and a rounder, juicier fruit, cherry perhaps. Softly balanced acidity; impressively plush, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich, straightforward finish.
Crisp lavender-like flowers dominate, with hints of lemon, blackberry and honey in aroma and cup. A spicy, savory suggestion deepens the cup. Gently and sweetly tart acidity; silky mouthfeel. Rich, bittersweet finish.