Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Distinctive blackberry, cured meat and licorice aromas combine with rich and appealingly savory flavors of raspberry, smoky herb and cracked pepper. Syrah, Monastrell and Viognier. Drink now through 2026. 250 cases made.Drink Dates: 2017-2026Author: Tim FishIssue: Web Only - 2017
Wine Advocate | Rating: 100Pure perfection and one of the greatest wines to come from these limestone slopes on the west side of Paso Robles, the 2014 For Her is a blend of 58% Syrah, 32% Monastrell and the rest Viognier that was all cofermented and aged 14 months in 55% new French oak. This inky black colored, massively rich, yet graceful and elegant red offers killer notes of black raspberries, red plums, creme de cassis, crushed flowers and graphite. A singular wine that could come from nowhere else, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, ultra-fine tannin, huge fruit and that weightless component on the palate that's a part of all great wines. I suspect it will close down slightly for a year or two, yet drink beautifully for 10-15 years. Hats off to proprietor Stephan Asseo for this incredible wine!Drink Dates: 2018 - 2028Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: 226
Vinous | Rating: 93Opaque ruby. Aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, lavender pastille and Asian spices; a smoky mineral element adds vivacity. Juicy, concentrated and sharply focused, offering sweet blackberry, vanilla and floral pastille flavors that deepen and become spicier with air. Round, seamless and pure, displaying excellent finishing power and persistence and just a hint of fine-grained tannins.Drink Dates: 2019 - 2026Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: Sep 2016
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 92 bottles owned
- 15 collectors