Very dark red color. Pop and pour at the restaurant. Nose is warm with cinnamon, subtle earth, sweet cherry fruit, cedar. The palate was concentrated, but elegant, with tart cherry, round tannins, earth, cedar, and and a long finish. I was pretty pleased with how open this was, past experience has found that the Shea bottlings usually require significant decanting. This was outstanding 92+pts.
Light gold color. 90% Chard with 10% Sauv Blanc. The nose is quite fragrant, perfumed with apple, lychee, lemon, tangerine, and hints of tropicals along with fairly subtle oak. The fruit porfile on the nose was quite amazing. The palate was lithe and crisp, consistent fruits and medium-light bodied with clean medium finish. Very interesting and fun wine. Nice Italian chard. 91+pts.
Dark purple color. Nose is rich and lush with blackberry, blackberry liqueur, cassis, vanilla, spice, and scorched earth. The palate is deeply concentrated with silky well integrated tannins, lush black fruits, tar, lots of glyverin, and spice on the long finish. This was stellar, a big wine with a lot of finesse. This was a pop and pour, drank over 2 hours. 93-94pts.