Wine-FaviaWine-Withers3A couple of gems from California: Favia Wines and The Withers Winery.

At a recent tasting, we especially liked the Favia Rompecabezas 2012, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Andy Erickson (photo) is the winemaker. Annie Favia, his wife, is the viticulturalist.

Also, the Rose’ El Dorado 2014 from The Withers Winery — made with Mourvedre and Grenache.