2007 Syrah by R. Merlo Estate Vineyards. This big and richly dark wine has a refined balance and an elegant nature. Fully ripe blackberries and dried currants are the forward flavors supported by characters of Italian roasted espresso, stoutly porters, and Mediterranean spices.
2010 Carménère from Maquis Estate in the Colchagua Valley, Chile. This wine is made from Carménère grapes grown between the Chimbarongo Creek and the Tinguirrica River on the Maquis Estate in central Colchagua Valley. Three meter deep alluvial soil contains 30% clay, which produces Carménère with excellent volume, ripeness, complex aromas and great length. The wine displays a good balance of freshness and concentration.