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2010 Syrah Rating: 92+ pts

(vinified with a small percentage of whole clusters and aged in 50% new French oak): Good deep red-ruby. Scented aromas of black fruits, red cherry, cocoa powder, licorice and mint. Glossy and fine-grained, showing lovely verve to the flavors of black fruits, licorice and spices. Finishes spicy and long, with firm but edge-free tannins. This will merit an even higher score if it develops more varietal complexity with time in bottle.


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2009 Red Wine Rating: 94 pts

The 2009 Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. It exhibits up-front, ripe aromas and flavors of black raspberry, chocolate ganache, black currants, lead pencil and toast to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. More rounded, up-front and approachable than the straight Cabernet release, it’s a sexy, hard-to-resist red to enjoy over the coming decade or more. Drink 2014-2024.


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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rating: 95 pts

Full ruby-red. Complex nose melds cassis, licorice, tobacco, bitter chocolate, mocha, mint and cedary oak, all lifted by a violet topnote. Wonderfully suave, seamless, palate-saturating wine with a hint of wildness to its broad red and black fruit flavors. Shows a more serious tannic spine than the Red Wine but the tannins are noble and perfectly supported by the wine's depth of material and sheer fruit intensity.


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