...this crazy good red flirts with perfection. It’s unquestionably one of the top 2-3 wines in the vintage... ...boasts a huge nose of black fruits, olive tapenade, smoked meats, and truffle, and has an almost Cote Rotie La Landonne like meatiness and savoriness. With full body, sweet tannins, and an expansive, opulent, yet perfectly balanced profile on the palate, it’s a heavenly Syrah from this great region. Don’t miss it!
...superb, unfurling in the glass with aromas of smoky wild berries, grilled meat and cracked black pepper. On the palate, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and authoritative, massive in both scale and depth, with immense concentration, beautifully fine but abundant tannins and impressive energy and tension for such a formidably powerful wine... ...its structural refinement and harmony elevate it above mere brutishness into something quite thrilling.
...Heady aromas of ripe black and blue fruits are complemented by suggestions of vanilla, star anise and incense. Palate-staining, spice-tinged cherry liqueur and boysenberry flavors show outstanding clarity and pick up a sexy floral nuance on the back half. Delivers outstanding energy and minerally lift on the extremely long, blue-fruit-dominated finish, which features a smoky quality and harmonious, fine-grained tannins.
Deep and potent, with brooding currant, licorice and smoky game flavors that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Syrah and Mourvèdre.