Jeb Dunnuck 100 Points: “Another perfect wine from Jim Binns is the 2019 No 8, a blend of 88% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, and 3% Viognier. This full-bodied powerhouse of a wine has that rare mix of richness and elegance as well as a stunning array of red, blue, and black fruits along with notes of ground pepper, violets, and spring flowers. The balance is as good as it gets, it has ultra-fine tannins, and again, a mix of power and finesse that’s something to behold. It’s unquestionably approachable today yet should benefit from a few years of bottle age and keep for 15+.”
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.