"The voluptuous Shiraz bottling is brimming with rich, ripe berry and plum flavors coupled with seductive floral notes. Distinctive hints of white pepper, exotic spice and vanilla follow through on the finish."
"The grapes were handpicked, destemmed, and crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks, where the juice and skins were left to cold soak for 2 days. During fermentation, pumpovers were performed three times daily. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was pressed off the skins and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation and aging. Aged 11 months in predominantly French oak barrels (30% new, 40% second fill, 30% third fill). 13.5% alc."
"89 pts ... The first vintage for this bottling; aged in mostly French oak, one-third new, for 11 months. Bright red-ruby. High-pitched aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice and wild herbs. Sweet, silky and bright, with lively acidity framing the flavors of crushed dark berries, licorice and mint. There's a faint porty nuance lurking but this is essentially a rather polite style of shiraz."