April 8, 2017 - Supple, vibrant, elegant, reflecting cooler Nor Cal climate rather than Central Coast offerings. Over 15% but not a hint of heat. I expected this bottle to be fantastic and it delivered. Drink at cellar temp. It's too bad winning WOTY drove prices up on all vintages of Relentless.
March 5, 2017 - The best of the bunch. Pop and pour fabulous! Decanted and an hour later...indescribable. May be my favorite of all time. Paired with a filet. OMG.
February 14, 2017 - Very nice Syrah.
January 3, 2017 - My first bottle of Relentless. Didn't know what to expect, but I am guessing it met expectations, but didn't exceed. Great nose, but the fruit didn't completely match it, even after a 2 hour decant. I enjoyed it, but at that price, I believe I have some better options.
December 25, 2016 - Barely pushed into 93 range for me. Solid bottle of wine and I agree with the other reviewers. Less pencil/graphite and more blue fruit, maybe a little too much so it needs at least 2-3 years before I drink my last one. Medium finish.
December 23, 2016 - Awesome.
Not helpful, I know.
It's all I got.
November 5, 2016 - Amazing wine, strong flavor, spicy and fruity at the same time, great nose after it opens up. Most drink with a big meal, steak.
September 24, 2016 - Opened up to reveal big fat red cherry. Went perfectly with grilled lamb chops with rosemary and garlic, and finished off nicely with ilk chocolate
September 4, 2016 - Dark garnet, totally opaque. Very viscous, coating the glass. Aroma of blackberries with charred oak. Very full-bodied but thick and heavy, very high alcohol burning the palate. One-dimensional, all power but little charm or complexity. Became more tannic with each sip. It's probably a well-made wine but too big and coarse for my taste. My score reflects just my personal taste. Maybe I can find a friend who wants to trade for my remaining bottles!
July 7, 2016 - Vibrant but sophisticated fruit, excellent body on the palate and a great fit with grilled meats on a summer evening.