Sharp sour prune juice nose, dry cherry, mineral tannins, medium bodied — a month ago
A Memorial Day BBQ wine, this was fantastic especially considering its youth. White pepper, plum and cassis, decent acidity, great body and length. I love R-C mostly for their Pinot, but they make a couple Syrah cuvées that rock (Cherry Camp is the other). — a year ago
Excellent wine from C&R, lots of fruity notes and perfect acidity on the back end. — 2 years ago
Received as a gift from R & C. Excellent taste. Very smooth. — 6 months ago
One of our favorites from VA. C R+ with some sediment; N fresh berry, raspberry, currant, woodsy; T same with added oak, mushroom. Smooth, mild tannins. — a year ago
Better than the 16, not as sweet.
$20.00 out the door doesn’t hurt either
T A S T I N G N O T E S
Seductive black cherry, blackberry and currant fruits laced with cocoa nib, sweet baking spices and cigar box with silky texture and a long, savory finish.
S O U R C I N G
Cabernet Sauvignon (Red Hills, Moon Mountain)
Syrah (Dry Creek Valley)
Cabernet Franc (Los Carneros)
Merlot (Moon Mountain, Coombsville)
T E C H N I C A L
Aged in 100% French Oak, 25% New — a year ago
E f f e r v e s c e n t — 9 months ago
Have not had a young C/R in a long time. This was like seeing a two year old thoroughbred￼ race horse and thinking sure he’s not going to win the Kentucky Derby but this is a very good horse.
Lots of all the good things; fruit, acid and tannin and most importantly minimal alcohol influence in a warm vintage .￼ Very pure , one can drink now but you will be missing out on even greater enjoyment in the future. — a year ago