92+ points Vinous, Stephen Tanzer: "Musky black cherry and licorice aromas are lifted by a rocky mineral element. In a penetrating, cooler, savory style, with its dark fruit flavors complicated by a note of Espelette pepper. Not a particularly sweet style of Syrah but wonderfully aromatic and primary, with a strong tannic spine that will require time to soften. This serious, very long wine of terroir leaves behind a violet quality."
2014 vintage notes
94 points Wine Advocate: "Probably the greatest vintage of this cuvee to date...This beauty is overflowing with notes of cassis, caramelized meats, licorice and spice, which gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated, superbly textured Syrah that can be enjoyed today, or cellared for a decade."
Dense, dark and concentrated, this ripe beauty offers excellent value from one of the highest rated wineries in the country. - Marcus