September 22, 2020 - Surprisingly well preserved and better than expected from this ~12 yr. old vintage. Simple notes, but lasts on palate and very low acidic bite. Wish I had more; this was the last bottle.
December 7, 2017 - Beautiful black acidity
Hard to believe only 7% P Syrah - still fresh and biting
December 27, 2015 - Still rich and spicy.
August 7, 2015 - Delicious
Soft fruit and black flavors. Tannins so well integrated, nose of smokey mulberries, syrah only evident on first mouthful, otherwise grenache and mourvedre dominate, with PS providing the softness
April 4, 2015 - nose still dark and smoke
Creamy berries and mineral on palate with sweet tannins driving over blsck fruit
even softer with pizza
November 30, 2014 - Dark and opulent with a nice valence of dark fruit and barrel spice. Well done.
July 18, 2014 - nice wine
very nice nose with interesting red and black fruit
satiny mouth feel that coated the palate without overwhelming it.
nicely rounded and good accompaniment to the duck breast and rack of lamb we had at Russell's.
Would buy again.
June 21, 2014 - Smokey GSM licorice. Nose Fair tannins Juicy and long finish. Beautiful development since last tasting
May 4, 2014 - Ruby, dark red fruit, good acidity but not quote as structured as I would like. Some game and smoke on the nose, making it moderately complex. This is drinking well now but should peak over the next five years. I only bought one bottle of this but now I think I like this mix of grapes a bit more than the SVD syrahs. Good bones for Washington State and reminiscent of a middle level CdP.
April 27, 2014 - delicious