Four Vines Winery-Maverick-Zinfandel-Barbera-Petite Sirah-Mourvedre-Amador County-California-2010-14.8% Alcohol-$16.99-A nose of black cherry and spice, dark purple in color. A full bodied Zin blend, with blueberry, blackberry, some earth and spice, solid but not as great as previous years. WS-89 WE-84 CR-87 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.
Lui & William Wines S.L.-Abelis Carthago-Lui Crianza-Toro-Spain-2005-15.0% Alcohol-$12.99-A nose of dark fruits and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied red wine, with blackberry, licorice and Asian spice. A good value. RP-90 CR-89 Good with meats, chicken, pasta.