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JC CELLARS Smoke & Mirrors California 2012 Score: 91 | $25

Refreshingly quirky, this offers ripe cherry and spicy nut bread aromas, leading to zesty dried blackberry, cracked pepper and licorice flavors that linger toward ripe tannins. Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2018. 1,257 cases made. –TF