Well-knit flavors of apple pastry, dried peach and glazed apricot show notes of butterscotch, followed by a juicy and well-spiced finished. Drink now. -KM
Ripe and slightly languid in style, with gently mulled red and black currant fruit, mixed with fruitcake and a hint of sassafras. Firms up a touch on the finish to keep it honest. Drink now through 2023. -JM
Scents of brandied cherries lend this wine its warm power, in the mode of Port without the sweetness. The firm tannins have a pleasant greenness, like raspberry leaves, keeping the finish clean. Serve with roast game. -J.G.
Earthy elements of dried herb, sage and cedar give this wine a green, herbal quality that outweighs the tangy fruit notes of currant and cranberry. The tannins are lengthy and help to emphasize the overall grip. -Virginie Boone
Iron, sage and cedar lead the way to a midpalate of soft, supple richness and substantial ripeness in this appellation wine. Thick tannins wrap around the layered fruit, underlining the fistfuls of power. -Virginie Boone
This is a tannic, thick and deeply concentrated wine, robust in dried herb, jammy black cherry and cocoa powder. It packs a memorable punch, the savory earthiness providing contrast with subdued complexity. -Virginie Boone