Cline Cellars, Farmhouse Red California (2018)
$7 / $18
(14% ABV). A blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Carignane, Mourvèdre, and Grenache aged for 8 months in French oak (40% new). Medium-to-full-bodied, it offers an intriguing nose of black fruits and violets that give way to robust flavors of raspberries and black cherries, with accents of cocoa and toast and a hint of black pepper on the long finish.