Decoy Zinfandel

The palate is voluptuous, with flavors of berries baked in pie, vanilla, and clove. The pie sensation lingers. Drink with lamb chops. Highly Recommended. 91 points.

Shafer Hillside Select

This is one of America's First Growths, and, given the two decades it could use to show its best, it will reward the drinker with more than a glass of wine. It will offer an experience in richness, complexity, and the layers of flavors, some maturing and some still barrel-fresh, one has come to expect from Shafer's flagship wine. Very Highly Recommended. 99 points.

Ben Marco Expresivo Red Blend

Blueberry and boysenberry explode on the palate, violets, licorice, and unsweetened chocolate follow. Violets linger forever. Drink with mojo-marinated skirt steak. Highly Recommended. 94 points.