Wine Advocate | Rating: 96Blended of 48% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 22% Mourvedre, the 2014 Terry Hoage Vineyard has a medium to deep garnet-purple color and slightly reticent nose of red currants and raspberry leaves with suggestions of black pepper, fragrant earth and mossy bark, with a hint of pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, tightly wound and with fairly restrained, earthy/savory flavors, it has beautifully ripe tannins and a nice long refreshing finish.Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Shows depth and torque, offering dark raspberry and rose petal aromas and densely structured smoky plum, pepper and mineral flavors that build toward big but polished tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Best from 2019 through 2027. 345 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
Rating: 95Bright purple. Heady aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola and incense, along with subtle vanilla and Indian spice elements that build steadily with air. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering deeply concentrated yet lively dark berry liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors that pick up a mineral flourish on the back half. At once impressively rich and energetic, with an extremely long, gently tannic finish that shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust. - Josh Raynolds
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 108 bottles owned
- 43 collectors