From the disappointing wet 2011 vintage in South Australia where many producers did not produce a wine, but, typically with old vine fruit from Wendouree, this showed well. Quite ripe considering the vintage, yet medium weight palate - liquorice and spice notes with excellent intensity. Those old vines cover a multitude of sins like a cold wet vintage. 11 years is rather young for a Wendouree but given the vintage this was very polished. Has enough guts to have another 5+ years in the cellar. — 2 days ago
Blend of 73% Zinfandel, 13% Petite Sirah, 10% Carignane, 3% Mataro & 1% Alicante Bouschet. Deep Ruby with aromas of ref fruits, spice and floral scents. On the palate flavors of cherry and raspberry with pepper, spice and smoky oak. Well balanced, fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit, smoke and spice. Will age. — 6 months ago
85% Grenache (15% whole-bunch), 10% Shiraz, 5% Mataro. Great balance with the Grenache front and foremost, lovely fresh fruited, with soft tannin and a subtle spice and savoury turn to finish with. New label and new website - nice to buy direct with membership giving keen pricing. — 3 years ago
Craig really enjoyed this; surprisingly smooth for a Shiraz with full flavor and an easy finish — 10 days ago
The 2019 Lytton Springs is another embryonic wine in this range. Readers will have to be patient. Time in the glass brings out an exotic mélange of rose petal, blood orange, pomegranate and star anise, all wrapped together by plush, silky tannins. There is a lot of wine here. Healthy dollops of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Mataro round out the blend, but the Zinfandel is pretty expressive in the leading role. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2022)
— 24 days ago
Family Estate - Las Cerezas Vineyard - Organic - Molelumne River - Lodi
Plum, black cherry, earthy with slightest raisin box in the finish, pleasant acidity, alcohol fume a lil elevated.
Very nice on its own, would like see a blend with 15% Monastrell/Mataro/Mourvèdre ...MMM! — 2 years ago
Lovely blend, slight aniseed notes — 4 days ago
An excellent example of a Barossa GSM. A trace of bacon on nose and palate / very savoury. The taste descriptors for Grenache and Mataro certainly on show with notes of raspberry plus charcuterie, earth and tar. Mellow resolved tannins with chocolate nuances make this a delicious wine. — 16 days ago
31% Mataro, 29% Grenache, 16% Carignan, 14% Cinsault, 10% Ugni Blanc — 2 years ago
Subdued nose, berry, some pepper.
Better a day later. More subtle flavors. Very good. $9 — 3 years ago