Limited new blockbuster release from one of Paso Robles hottest wineries. Don't miss. 98 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Estate Cuvee is similar to the blend of the 2004 and is 43% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petite Verdot. Dense, concentrated and powerful, it offers knockout aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherries, flowers and charcoal that flow to a full-bodied, seamless and perfectly balanced wine that will have two decade or more of longevity. While I think 2012 was a slightly more successful vintage than 2013 for this estate, this should certainly be up there with the 2012 and it will be interesting to follow the two vintages as they evolve... ...This was another incredible lineup by winemaker Stephan Asseo, and both his 2012s and 2013s are at the top of the vintage. Looking at the 2012s, this vintage reminds Stephan of 2004, and the wines show incredible purity, as well as blockbuster levels of depth and richness. The tannin quality here is also off the charts, and this is what puts his 2012s a notch above the 2013s. For the reds, we started the tasting with 2013s from barrel. At the moment, the 2013s have more obvious tannin structure, yet they don’t lack for fruit or texture either. It will be interesting to see how these continue to develop in barrel. Either way, both of these vintages deserve a place in your cellar and it will be thrilling stuff to follow these wines over the coming decade or longer."
Heavy, dark blend.
Heavy, dark blend.8.7
Great wine. I feel it’s best year(s) are ahead.
Great wine. I feel it’s best year(s) are ahead.9.3
Couldn’t wait another day to open this one. Always our first stop when we drive into Paso Robles...
Couldn’t wait another day to open this one. Always our first stop when we drive into Paso Robles...10
Great and will improve during coming months and years
Great and will improve during coming months and years9.3
Everything right that can be done with Syrah is in this bottle
Everything right that can be done with Syrah is in this bottle9.4
Blend with generous petit verdot. Simply amazing
Blend with generous petit verdot. Simply amazing9.2