International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(60% syrah, 30% grenache and 10% mourvedre): Inky ruby. Heady aromas of cassis, blueberry, pipe tobacco and lavender are expansive and strikingly precise. Dark berry flavors show superb depth and power but maintain freshness thanks to a bright mineral quality. Really stains the palate, finishing with sweet floral pastille notes and outstanding length.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: November/December 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96A blend of 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvedre, the 2010 Banshee is showing every bit as spectacular from bottle as it did from barrel. Deeply fruited, with notions of blackberry, mineral, licorice and hints of flowers, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, seamless and elegant profile that builds in richness and depth with air. Loaded with fruit, yet also savory, complex and nuanced, with superb overall concentration, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and should see its 20th birthday in fine form. Drink 2015-2030.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Weaves together a complex array of dark berry, road tar, mocha and cedar flavors, fanning out on the finish and maintaining persistence. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache and Tannat. Drink now through 2022. 257 cases made.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 27 bottles owned
- 12 collectors