Medium + intense aromas, dark fresh fruit, black plums, figs, dark cherries and lavender. Definitely on the savoury side with prominent cold meat, pepper and gravel followed by some spicy nutmeg base notes.
Palate is dry with a refreshing acidity with a good freshness throughout , prominent but fine textured tannins, dark fruit on the palate with a slight cedar like coursness. Solid and fresh spine holds the palate through a solid finish — 12 days ago
Intense, complex, and evolved stunningly. Ripe wild blackberries complement the beautiful earthy, funkiness that fades slightly with time. Really beautiful single-variety Mourvèdre. — 2 months ago
Outstanding Syrah from Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, a site Rajat Parr has been exploring for a number of years (some, in collaboration with Piedrasassi) to craft a California Syrah to match the northern Rhône best ones (if you've read Rajat Parr's Atlas of Taste, you know he's obsessed with Thierry Allemand). Lively, balanced, delicious. — 2 years ago
Movie Night — 2 months ago
Great bold flavor on the 2017. A solid full-bodied lip smacker. Pairs well with the old dutch-oven-chicken-and-veg. — 10 months ago