Wine Enthusiast 89 points - The Rhone-focused producer sources from 10 vineyards for this blend of 45% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre and 4% Counoise that offers aromas of cola, root beer, black currant and stewed boysenberry. It’s tart and tight once sipped, with red sour-cherry flavors as well as a dried violet and leather character.
Wine Spectator 89 points - Fresh and full of lively fruit, with aromas of raspberry and smoky cinnamon leading to supple, sleek flavors of cherry, licorice and spice. Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Counoise. Drink now through 2020. 6,500 cases made.-TF
(Jul 31 2015)
Vinous 89 points - Bright violet color. Vibrant raspberry and cherry aromas, with suggestions of spicecake and candied flowers adding complexity. On the palate, pliant red berry and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by a hint of cracked pepper that builds on the back half. The incisive finish is framed by fine-grained tannins and leaves a subtle floral pastille quality behind.