Looking at the entry level effort, and almost making me wonder why you would pony up the money for the La Sangre when you can get this level of quality at less than half the price, the 2010 Todos, which is over 75% Syrah, offers up knockout aromas and flavors, full-bodied richness and a seamless, layered profile that is hard to resist. Blackberry liqueur, caramelized beef, chocolate and flowers are just some of the nuances here and this pure, polished 2010 can be enjoyed now or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2020.
Drink Dates: 2013-2020
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
(78% syrah, 8% sangiovese, 5% merlot, 3% cabernet sauvignon and 1% each of viognier, grenache, cabernet franc, petit verdot, sauvignon blanc and semillon - |todos|, indeed; 50% new French oak): Deep ruby. High-pitched aromas of cherry, candied violet, cracked pepper and incense. Rich and seamless in texture, offering alluringly sweet flavors of cherry compote, vanilla, dark chocolate and floral pastilles. The smooth, persistent finish is distinguished by fine-grained tannins and noteworthy energy.