"Dark garnet core colour. Spicy notes of cinnamon and freshly roasted espresso beans combine with oak and herb notes of cedar and thyme to overlay a ripe blackcurrant base aroma. The palate exudes elegance via a balance of fine layered tannin and mid palate fruit presence. This wine has a soft texture on a mid weight frame, yet has immense length. Recommended cellaring 10-15 years from vintage."
"63% Merlot/27% Cabernet Sauvignon/8% Cabernet Franc/2% Petit Verdot. Matured eighteen months in French oak barrqiues, 44% new. 13.5% alc."
"93+ pts ... Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2010 Sophia has expressive ripe blackcurrant, black plum and black cherry notes over violets, cedar, baking spices and chocolate. Medium bodied, it has taut, youthful fruit laced with oak in the mouth supported by medium to firm fine grained tannins and lively acid. The finish is long. It should drink best 2014 to 2022+."