Bright raspberries, black cherry, floral perfume and white pepper spice entice the senses. Flavors of kiwi strawberry, cherry, jasmine, and rhubarb pie lead the way to a crisp, refreshing finish. Pairs well with flip flops, smoked salmon, shellfish, sushi, most BBQ, wood fired pizzas and soft tacos of every kind!
Complex aromas of ruby grapefruit, lime zest, vanilla scone, pineapple and lemon grass entice the senses. On the palate, a creamy texture leads the way to layered flavors of green melon, kiwi, muscat, key lime, and vanilla wafer, finishing with ultra bright acidity.
94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This has superb structure and massive flavors of sweet blackberry jam, black currants, dark chocolate and smoky oak. It shows the depth and concentration of the notable Stagecoach Vineyard, and it should easily hold and de- velop in the bottle over the next 10 years. —S.H.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Power and depth mark this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah. Midnight black in color, this has thick tannins, and sweet and savory flavors of blackberry jam, chocolate, bacon, black pepper and vanilla. It should continue to develop over the next six years, at least. —S.H.
92 Points - Purely Domestic Wine Report
Napa Valley, 14.8%, 255 cs., 65CS|20SR|15MB, $60
Has a pretty earthy nose with dark cherry, camphor and sweet underlying blackberry. The palate is quite forward and smooth with inviting lush shadings of mocha and tobacco on the back of the palate. The texture is a little rough but smoothes out with 30 minutes of air. Decant. Drink 2013-2019 - DW
93 Points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Richness rather than restraint is the message of this mouthfilling wine, yet deep fruit and real varietal complexity keeps it on very solid Syrah footing. It is never compromised by ripeness, and its ample tannins are buffered by plenty of extract, and it has the structured sturdiness of one that is guaranteed to develop quite well. It will not begin to show all that it has for at least another three or four years, and full maturity may not be reached until it has spent another decade in bottle.