96 Points - Spectator (#21 Top 100 of 2019): "Dark and winey, this is youthfully tight, with a core of intense black cherry and black currant preserves, encased within layers of olive, singed alder, juniper and iron. Very focused and driven through the finish. Cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2022 through 2038." -TF
94 Points - Vinous: "Glass-staining ruby. Powerful black/blue fruit, floral pastille, cola, olive and incense aromas pick up a smoky mineral nuance as the wine opens up. Fleshy and expansive in the mouth, offering intense, spice- and smoke-inflected black raspberry, boysenberry, violet pastille and olive paste flavors and a hint of candied licorice. Finishes seamless and impressively long, with an echo of sweet blue fruit and building tannins that add youthfully firm grip."
Varietal Composition:Â 96 Syrah, 4 Viognier
Aging:Â 3 years in French oak, 50 percent new
Farming Practices: organic and sustainable growers and practices