"The 2011 Proprietor's Blend exhibits an inky deep, black cherry hue and purple rim. Deep, exotic notes on the nose, whiffs of spear mint and flakes of dark chocolate compliment a melange of dense blue berry fruits. The strong Cabernet Sauvignon influence adds a salty liquorice attack following to cassis, grilled herbs and meaty edge from the dollop of Shiraz. Though full-bodied and rich, the mid-palate is fine and lively, leading to a polished, pure velvety, sweet-fruited finish. The serious tannins seem gently balanced, offering ample support for 5 - 10 years cellaring."
"55% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Shiraz 5% Merlot 5% Petit Verdot 5% Cabernet Franc 5% Malbec Each variety was separately vinified and blended after the 18 months of maturation. Aged for 18 months in 70% French and 30% American Oak barrels. 14.5% alc."
"92(+?) pts ... Bright red-ruby. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, blackberry, raspberry, licorice, mocha and chocolatey oak, lifted by a violet topnote. Silky and plush if quite young, offering lovely creamy depth to its dark fruit and chocolate flavors. Impressively dense and long, with substantial but edge-free tannins. Still a tad warm and in need of time in bottle to settle down. But this blend boasts outstanding potential."