Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Gushes with dense, rich, plush dark fruits, with blackberry, blueberry, plum and huckleberry that's intense, structured and balanced, finishing with a strong return to the dark fruit themes.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2007 Fracture (100% Syrah) is gorgeous. It is a powerful wine with 16.1% alcohol, but none of that shows through the cascade of blackberry, charcoal, subtle smoke, espresso, and pen ink notes. Superb fruit purity along with full-bodied power, and a long, heady finish with no hard edges suggest it will drink well for a decade or more.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 39 bottles owned
- 14 collectors