"Musky aromas of currant, plum, licorice and menthol. Juicy, savory and intense, showing good energy and spine and a saline nuance to the flavors of red fruits, tobacco leaf, minerals, violet and mint. Combines a smooth, fine-grained texture with lovely vinosity. Nothing thick or heavy about this 2011--or green, for that matter. Fruit sources for this disparate blend included Calistoga, Pritchard Hill, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Kick Ranch syrah."
--91 points International Wine Cellar, May 2014