The wine is beautifully structured and balanced and simply delightful to consume. It is definitely a more elegant style than the previous 2010 vintage. The color has terrific purple & bright red hues. The nose oozes fresh red fruit of cherries and cranberries with a touch of anise and spice. The new oak maturation influence is subtle and helps brighten the fruit characters.
No reviews to date but a great pedigree: every vintage since 1991 has received 90-96 points from Wine Spectator, James Halliday Wine Companion or both.
This 100% Shiraz aged for 16 months in American (55%) and French (45%) oak barrels (28% new).
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.