Given the real estate prices in the chic Los Angeles district of Bel Air, it’s hard to believe 3.6 hectares of terraced vineyards exist amid the mansions and swimming pools. But that’s where Moraga Estate, one of the best producers of red in California, l
The greatest red ever from here? Shows a solid core of blackberry, blueberry and currants. A full body, very fine tannins and a long, long finish. Super well crafted for the vintage. LA’S greatest wine. Drink or hold.
Fabulous aromas of crushed grapes, stone and lead pencil. A full body with ultrarefined tannins. Shows incredible panache and zeal. Harmonious and beautiful. Iodine. Umami. Better in 2018. 600 cases made. 94 points
As always, this cabernet sauvignon blend from the Los Angeles hills needs some time. It’s a little astringent in structure but delivers loads of fascinating berry, spice and chocolate character. Serious. Drink now. Distinctive aromas of dark fruits such as currants and blueberry with minerals and charcoal. A full body, super-fine and structured tannins, yet a brilliant and bright fruit undertone. Salty finish. Drink now. A balanced, fruity wine with blueberry and light vanilla character. A medium body with round tannins and a fruity finish. Straightforward and easy drinking. Drink now.