Jeb Dunnuck 100 Points: “Another magical wine in the lineup, the 2019 No 8 is Syrah-based, with 9% Mourvèdre and 3% Viognier. There should be a little over 800 cases produced, and it was 55% destemmed and is still resting in 65% new French oak. I love its freshness and elegance, and it’s one of those rare incredibly hedonistic yet seamless, weighty wines that does everything right. Pure cassis, blackberries, smoked meats, and white pepper slowly emerge on the nose, and it’s full-bodied, with perfect balance and a great, great finish.”
The 2019 Andremily No. 8 is mostly Syrah with touches of Mourvèdre and Viognier. Blackberry jam, cloves, sweet spices, new oak, licorice and menthol all build as this potent wine opens in the glass. Dense and opulent to the core, the No. 8 is a real head-turner. Time in the glass brings out pretty aromatic notes to balance things out. There’s tons of fruit, but terrific energy too.