($45) Opaque ruby. Exotic aroma of raspberry preserves, cherry pie, Asian spices and garrigue expands with air and picks up a deeper cherry quality. Spicy, mineral-driven red and dark berry flavors are impressively lithe and precise, with silky tannins lending support. This very fresh wine finishes with excellent clarity and spicy persistence. (Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY)
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: January/February 2010
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16
Bright ruby. Not the most intense Chƒteauneuf but certainly well mannered. Quite low key. I think for this money, I'd seek out a few more thrills. Not bad, but ...