This is a deeply concentrated wine with dense layers of aromatic complexity. Loads of incredibly spicy fruit aromas fill your glass. In the mouth, you’ll find thick concentrated and riotous meaty Syrah flavors, smoky wood tones, exotic spices, mineral tones, and fine tannins. Great structure and aging potential.
95 points, Wine Enthusiast (May 2010): “…an incredible core of blackberry, black currant and dark chocolate fruit…Best 2012 and beyond…”
95 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (July 2011): “...Its intense, impressively layered aromas of pepper, caramelized meat, creamy oak, stony soils and plentiful blackberry fruit are in every way echoed by its wonderfully deep flavors, and, even if already complex and expansive, it is still a very young wine of enormous potential..."
93 points, California Grapevine (February/March 2011)
92+ points, Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr. (August 2010): “…a big, beefy blockbuster… surprisingly elegant…Terre Rouge has emerged as one of the stars of the region…”
92 points, Wine Spectator (February 28, 2010): “…taut, full-bodied, savory and layered…”
A mere 300 cases were made.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.