91 points - Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate had the following to say: One of the top wines in the portfolio, the 2012 Reserve Series is a gorgeous blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache that spent 17 months in 40% new French oak. Most of the new oak here was reserved for the Syrah, with the Grenache kept mostly in neutral barrels. Inky colored, with rocking notes of white pepper, liquid blackberry, plum, wild herbs and licorice, this full-bodied, voluptuously textured beauty stays nicely polished and fresh, with terrific length. They plan to keep the wine in bottle for a year prior to release, and it should be singing at that point, and evolve nicely through 2022.
GOLD - Sunset International Wine Competition 2016