Wine Spectator | Rating: 96An imposing wine, rich and powerfully built, revealing a sense of personality and place. Distinctive aromas of crushed stone and floral blackberry combine with densely structured and complex flavors of black raspberry, bitter chocolate and smoked pepper. Finishes with burly but ripe tannins. Needs time to fully bloom. Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache and Roussanne. Best from 2019 through 2029. 450 cases made.Drink Dates: 2019-2029Author: Tim FishIssue: Mar 31, 2017
Wine Advocate | Rating: 99Flirting with perfection, the 2013 Syrah James Berry Vineyard Bone Rock is one of the wines of the vintage. Made from 80% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% each of Grenache and Roussanne, which saw a big chuck of whole clusters, it offers sensational aromas and flavors of black raspberries, violets, pepper and crushed rock that literally come leaping out of the glass. Full-bodied, seamless, elegant, yet concentrated and incredibly pure, with a finish that won't quit, this beauty will stand beside some of the greatest Hermitages out there. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 10-15 years. Unfortunately, due to ridiculously low yields, there won't be a Bone Rock released in 2014 or 2015, so don't miss this beauty!Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: 226
Vinous | Rating: 94Opaque purple. Blueberry compote and smoky Indian spices on the alluringly perfumed nose, complicated by notes of incense and licorice pastille. Deep, sappy and expansive, offering sweet, smooth flavors of black and blue fruit liqueur. Gains energy with aeration, finishing with sweet notes of candied dark berries and smooth, slow-building tannins.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: Sep 2015
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- 191 bottles owned
- 61 collectors