Yalumbas Signature Series always produces a faithful rendition of the Cabernet Shiraz blend - the Cab in the slight majority. Nose of mint and black fruits. Quite dense - still with a short term future despite some professional opinions on the drinking window. On the palate blackberry - soft tannins nearly fully resolved. Nearly as good as Penfolds Bin 389 without the cellaring future. — 11 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, plums, oak, licorice, light vanilla, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, spices, earth and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, black currants, coffee, oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, earth, mocha, caramel and peppercorn.
Medium finish with soft tannins and cherries.
This red blend from California is drinking nicely now, although still young. Spicy and fruit forward. Tasty and easy drinking.
Made by the former winemaker for Screaming Eagle.
Robert Parker 94 points.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$40. — 4 days ago
Light pleasing aroma, Darkly red and nearly nontransmissive, the taste extracted from 30 days in rum barrels is distinct and pleasant but not overwhelming. Very smooth. — 5 days ago
Last bottle, aged it an additional year - how does it taste? Ruby red with a tinge of purple, very good clarity, highly extracted pigment. Funky, blackberry, mint and graphite notes in nose. Needs time to open; lots of fine grained tannins that need to aerate. Strawberry and blackberry flavors emerge. Citric finish with barrel smoke, phenol and blackberry flavor with length. — 4 days ago
Nice tropical fruit forward with melon and slight acid after taste. Very nice. Perfect warm weather wine. — 13 days ago
This is not my bag by a long shot but credit given when credit is due. — 4 days ago
I don't really think I gave this wine much of a chance, and I'm really not sure why. Rockstar winemaker Dan Gatlin has created a very nice wine. The nose is a lot of boysenberry and black cherry. Very raucous and earthy. Entry has a hint of that typical Texas tart terroir, but settles down very nicely. Sweeter red and black fruits give way to a fig and plum. the finish on this wine is exactly what this needs to go with a variety of fare: cheeses, meats, sauces and dips, BBQ. I don't know if I would hold this one too much longer, as to me the significant impression is made in the first two thirds of this wine, which will probably not improve with more bottle aging. — 2 days ago
This a blend of 52 Shiraz, 37% Cabernet and 11% Petit Verdot.
Some musty notes. Blackberries, dark cherries, strawberries, blue fruits, pepper, black licorice, vanilla, caramel, dark spice, dark fruit liqueur notes, dry leather, underbrush and withering to dry dark florals. Gets better as you sip it but, not really my thing. Perhaps, that changes with enough bottle age.
Photos of; Klein Constantia, the entrance of their tasting room, red wine barrels and Estate vines.
— 4 days ago