2019 The Butler Biodynamic Red, Bonterra Organic Vineyards
Deep purple with a slight red hue, this delicious wine leads with intense, complex aromas of spicy black fruit, cigar paper, and espresso. On the palate, ripe tannins frame a juicy mid-palate, enhancing elegant flavours of black fruit, anise, and subtle spices.
Californian Zinfandel is one of the world's most underrated big reds and this version is silky and luscious, perfumed with raspberry and boysenberry, with black pepper, toasted oak and pipe tobacco on the palate.
An utterly delicious Napa Valley Cabernet, reminiscent of a Saint-Julien Bordeaux from a rich, rounded vintage. Blueberry and black cherry fruit greet you as you put your nose in the glass, and they are lent coolness and subtlety by nuances of black tea, raspberry leaf, allspice and creamy oak. In the mouth it has a lovely, fresh, juicy character with just enough tannin to remind you that this is a serious wine that could last a good number of years, if only you can keep your hands off it - since it is such a joy to drink already. Enjoy at your leisure immediately and over the next decade.