Blackberry and pressed violet aromas lead the nose of this bottling, while charred beef, lava rock and black soil scents provide depth. A roasted game flavor dominates the palate, spiced with black pepper and soy sauce and bolstered by a concentrated base of black fruit.
Delicate wet slate aromas meet wafts of rose blossom and baseball-card bubblegum on the nose of this rosé. The palate offers delicious and approachable strawberry flavors, held together with a steely edge.
Juicy strawberry and red plum aromas meet cinnamon, sassafras and earthy scents in this bottling from winemaker Colin Murphy. Beautiful layers of sour cherry combine with dried fennel, wild mint, thyme and rose petal flavors on the palate, which finishes clean and crisp.
This is a complex and layered Mourvèdre. Fragrances of rose petals, cinnamon, mace, blackberry and black cherry prove almost overpowering, yet delicious. The palate puts black plum and black cherry together with star anise, clove and an array of baking spice. There’s a lot going on, but it’s harmonious and balanced.
“Look out for Colin Murphy, who was named winemaker at this estate after years working for regional legends Bruno d’Alfonso and Kris Curran. This bottling shows dark strawberry, incense, sandalwood, cola, figs, pepper and soy on the pretty yet complex nose. There is lots of intrigue to the palate too, where black plum comes together with chamomile, Earl Grey tea and lavender.”
“Hearty black-cherry notes meet with leather, black spice and loam on this powerful bottling from a longtime winery that’s seeing new life thanks to winemaker Colin Murphy. Concurrent waves of fruit and spice splash through the palate, with black plum, gingerbread, clove and allspice flavors.”
“Pale pink in color, this wine offers nice touches of bubblegum and watermelon, with lively white pepper for a complex twist. Clean and lovely lines of pink strawberry, rocky minerality and more of that intriguing pepper spice continue on the palate that leaves the mouth watering. It’s a great pink.”
“There’s a touch of tropicality on the nose of this bottling, albeit a restrained version, showing green papaya, underripe pineapple, pink-grapefruit rind and lemon curd. It’s a tad more fleshy on the sip, with Anjou and red pears, white peach, green banana and mango that are cut by tonic and lime-rind flavors.”
“Inviting macerated strawberry aromas mix with light plum, pink peach flesh and the original Hubba Bubba bubblegum scent. The delicious palate is driven by a subtle sense of cotton candy, all cut with a lime peel acidity.”
“Heady aromas of black cherry, red and purple flowers and a strong cinnamon, Red Hot candy-like spice show on the nose of this bottling from a winery recently reinvigorated thanks to winemaker Colin Murphy. Spicy red fruit flavors pop on the palate, which is framed by firm tannins and also shows rosewater, hibiscus and crushed gravel.”