This is really in a great spot right now. Drinking superbly. Will it get better? Perhaps, but absolutely worth opening a bottle right now. A blend of 52% Grenache, 26% Mourvèdre and 22% Syrah. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is great with black raspberries, white pepper, black cherries, and slight roasted coffee beans. On the palate, this is soft, gulpable but also deep and complex. Black raspberries and plums intertwined with char, slight earth and roasted meats. A long finish. It is delicious and a show stopper. No rush, this should easily do another ten to fifteen
Ruby in color, purple at the core. The nose is slightly earthy with cherries, garrique and charred wood. On the palate, this has nice cherry fruit with layers of forest floor and damp earth. Nice acidity. Seems to be at peak, depending how you like your wines. Nice finish. This will work great with roasts. It probably needs to be drunk in the next five years or so.
This was a bit of a controversial wine on release due to the hot vintage and the extracted nature of the wine. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has black cherries, spice, and slight earthiness. On the palate, this has calmed down since release. There are nice black cherries, but it is not hot or over ripe. Plenty of depth. It has settled into adulthood quite well. Layers of fruit, earth and spice. Nice finish. It works well with grilled peppers or probably most grilled foods. It won't get better and probably should be drunk in the next five to seven years, perhaps a few
Whoa. I thought this would be good, but this exceeded my expectations. From the first sip it just kept getting better, and the first sip was very good too. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is very pretty with black cherries, spice.
This is a big wine, but it was surprising how well it is drinking now. Purple in color. Plums, black cherries, spice, slight floral all make up an enticing nose. On the palate, this has a lush but crisp texture. Plenty of juicy fruit; plums black cherries and even some black raspberries intertwined with spices and charcoal over a slight earthiness. Good energy. Long finish. This seems so good today, it doesn't appear that it will get better but will certainly change as it matures. It will go great with casseroles and stews as well as burgers and steaks. It has another five to seven
A blend of 43% Grenache, 29% Mourvedre, 18% Syrah and 10% Counoise. This wine is still on the young side but is open and with a bit of air, was drinking great. Inky purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, slight charred wood, black pepper, roasted herbs and roasted meats. On the palate, what a wonderful texture. Almost seamless. Juicy black raspberry fruit. Underlying char and roasted meats. Great energy and balance. This will continue to mature for the next five to ten years and be good for ten to fifteen after that. The alcohol is high, but there is hint of it although
This was from Magnum. Deep purple in color. The nose is great with black raspberries, black cherries, garrique and char. On the palate, this is as good as many Chateauneuf du Papes. Deep black raspberry notes with underlying charred wood. Medium tannins. Good acidity. Nice finish. This is young and has at least a decade left and probably more. The juiciness and char would make it great with burgers or steaks on the grill. At $43 for a Magnum, this is a great value.
This is a great value in red wine. It is mostly Grenache from the Southern Rhone Valley. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, slight floral notes, garrique and slight salinity. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Bright cherry flavors with a bit of minerality. Some depth and complexity. Good finish. This is very food friendly, it should go well at the table with a wide variety of foods. It probably does not improve but should be good for another 5 to 7 years.
From the producers of Sine Qua Non, this is the 7th edition of this wine. The label says 15.8% but there is no hint of heat. This vintage is a blend of 45% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 15% Petite Sirah, 5% Mourvèdre, 4.5% Touriga Nacional and 1.5% Roussanne. Inky purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, red licorice, black pepper, baking spices with a bit of leather/earth. On the palate, this is rich. Almost seamless. It took quite a while to really open up suggesting that this wine still needs about five years depending on your tastes. Delicious with flavors of black raspberries an
A fine showing for this wine. At age 18, it is drinking well with plenty of time left. This bottle was decanted for sediment and served. It could have used an hour in the decanter or more to really open. The last glass was the best. Deeper ruby in color, mostly opaque. The nose is clean for the most part. Cherries, raspberries, some earthiness and nice minerality on the nose. On the palate, this is medium to full bodied. Plenty of depth with nice layering in the glass. A lot of fruit left; cherries and raspberries and some black raspberries, over a dry earthy quality. This bottle