International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94(44% syrah, 32% grenache, 12% petite sirah, 8% mourvedre and 4% touriga nacional; 24% whole clusters and 63% new French oak): Opaque purple. Cassis, ripe cherry, dark chocolate and a hint of black pepper on the explosively perfumed nose. Sweet, concentrated and creamy but almost shockingly lively on the palate, offering palate-coating black and blue fruit flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Closes on an emphatic violet note, with superb persistence and supple tannins lending shape.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: November/December 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2010 Cumulus Vineyard #4 is an off-the-hook effort that showed even better than last year. Made from 44% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah, 8% Mourvedre and 4% Touriga Nacional, it's mostly destemmed (24% whole cluster) and aged 30 months in 30% new French oak. It boasts incredible aromatics of cassis, blackberry, white chocolate, flowers and spice-box to go with a full-bodied, incredibly pure, seamless and textured feel on the palate. Still a baby, this puppy has a long life ahead of it; give it another year or so and enjoy bottles through 2030.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Vinous | Rating: 95With the 2010 Next of Kyn - No. 4 we shift into more recent vintages, none of which is truly ready to drink. Powerful, tightly wound and unyielding, the 2010 needs at least a few years in bottle before it is ready to show even the faintest glimpse of its true potential. Tasted on the second and third days after opening, the 2010 gradually started to show some of its true character, but readers should not plan on opening a bottle anytime soon.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 156 bottles owned
- 38 collectors