Firm tannins and a healthy stamp of toasted oak give this full-bodied wine an almost chewy texture. Cedar, wood smoke and cranberry flavors are complex and deep.
TOP VALUE (Wine Spectator, May 31, 2022)
Bright berry, cherry and spice flavors are framed with sweet wood smoke in this supple red. Just a touch of firmness on the finish. Drink now. 20,000 cases made, 1,250 cases imported. — BS
Made from 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Verdot and 11% Cabernet Franc, this blend comes in a heavy bottle with a giant gold alligator on it. Rich red fruit is sinewy and leathery in texture, with a ripe plushness that leans hot. Virginie Boone
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