This family-owned boutique winery in California doesn’t make a large quantity of this truly remarkable wine (586 cases) but it’s worth the effort to find it. Chocolatey, with rich blueberry-pie-filling flavors and dried cherry. You’d think it would be cloyingly sweet with this flavor activity but it’s kept in check with a refreshing acidity. 3.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=6 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $25
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.