Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaida District 2017
Suave and immediately engaging, the wine’s ruby gemstone color draws you close to aromas of soft red berries (blackberries and black cherries) with complementary notes of allspice, vanilla bean and sweet mocha. Rounded textures characterize the mouthfeel with moderate tannins and the persistence of ripe berry flavors extend through the long finish with impressions of mocha and vanilla bean. Enjoy now through 2025.
Food Pairings: Chipotle burgers with avocado salsa, balsamic glazed flank steak rolls with ratatouille vegetable filling, venison stew with sautéed porcini mushrooms.
HMR Pinot Noir, HMR Vineyard 2017
91-93 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
The wine is sappy with a snap of fresh natural fruit acidity. It shows restrained energy, ultimately unwinding to reveal flavors of black cherries, Earl Grey tea, Asian spices, and sandalwood. This leads to a long, lush, voluminous finish of lifted dark fruit. Its current youthful ardor is embellished by aeration. Drink now through 2025.
Food Pairings: Prosciutto and melted Gruyere sandwiches, seared salmon with roast shiitakes and mushroom sauce, Chicken Tikka Masala with minted cucumber salad and garlic naan.
Zinfandel, Michael's Vineyard 2017
91 Points | Wine Enthusiast
The deep ruby color suggests the wine’s plump texture of boysenberry, cranberry, baking spices aromas which segue to a saturated fruit-filled palate of ripe black raspberries. The pure berry flavors are accented with notes of ground nutmeg and hoisin sauce lightly dusted with black pepper. Current enjoyment is recommended (over the next 3 years) shining a light on the wine’s exuberant fruit. Drink up by 2022.
Food Pairings: Mexican style carnitas tacos, chicken tikka masala, Asian spiced turkey.