International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(a blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre): Vivid ruby. Spicy red berries and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose. Really showing the grenache today, offering plump raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a hint of spicecake. Seamless and gently sweet on the smoothly tannic finish, with the floral note echoing.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2012 Three Birds Proprietary Red, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, is what Mike Officer calls his Chateauneuf du Pape Sonoma cuvee. The 2012, which achieved 14.9% alcohol, includes slightly more Syrah than usual. Copious notes of kirsch, black currants, lavender, loamy soil and pepper and spice are found in this soft, round, seductive red that caresses the palate. It should be drunk in its first 2-4 years of life.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 39 bottles owned
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