International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(45% syrah, 35% grenache and 20% mourvedre) Bright red. Black raspberry and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of potpourri, licorice and smoky minerals. Weighty dark fruit flavors stain the palate and turn more tangy with aeration. The finish is broad, sweet and very long, with a strong echo of sappy dark berries. This was the slowest to open of this group, and should benefit from another four or five years of patience.Author: Josh Raynolds
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Smooth and focused, ripe yet delicate and balanced, offering a mix of red cherry, plum and blackberry fruit that's rich and complex without being heavy. Ends with hints of fresh earth, anise and chicory. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Drink now through 2016.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The deeper-colored 2007 Rising Tides (44% Syrah, 35% Grenache, and 21% Mourvedre) reveals more licorice, damp earth, blackberry, and cassis fruit as opposed to the kirsch and raspberry characteristics found in the Sticks and Stones. With superb purity, medium to full body, ripe tannins, good freshness and definition, and a stunningly long finish, it should be drunk over the next 5-7 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2009-2016Author: jasonm
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 124 bottles owned
- 55 collectors