Wine experts say this White wine delivers as promised, with aromas of pear, melon and freshly cut grass. Round and fruity in the mouth, it`s rich and accessible, with a subtle, spicy kick on the finish. Drink now. Barrel notes of toast and buttered toast don`t take long to cut through this wine, which boasts a thick, meaty warmth. The palate is not deeply concentrated, but the sawdust and vanilla flavors linger on the finish. This is a very thin expression of Barbera from a new resort vineyard in Monterey County, one that seems to more aptly blend tropical fruit with smoke and a pronounced orange-peel tang. Bright, fresh, fruit-licorice fare, with accents of crushed granite and slate, this is a brisk, easygoing Rioja, with mild resiny aromas of ripe apple and peach. The palate follows suit, with decent acidity reinforcing the rather abrupt finish.