07 James MacPhail Sonoma Coast ($35) ☺☺☺☺

A great melange of sweet red cherries, liquorice and cherry cola. The wine is the complex version of sweet and sour, a great combination of flavours.  This wine has evolved into something really special. Wine enthusiast  rated it at 92 points on its release, I would venture that his has crept up the scale somewhat and is now a 93-94 point wine. What a stunner. I defy anyone to produce a wine of such quality at such great price point. 

© John Holmes 2014