Vinous 94 Points: “Glass-staining ruby. Highly fragrant scents of black raspberry, boysenberry, Indian spices, baking spices and candied flowers, along with a smoky element that builds in the glass. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering palate-coating red/blue fruit, spice-cake and floral pastille flavors that deliver an appealing marriage of depth and energy. Closes spicy, gently tannic and very long, leaving repeating spice and floral notes behind. This is the wine formerly known as Willow Creek Cuvée.“
Aromatics – Brambly red berries dominate with braised lamb, Provençal herbs and green tea ice cream. Pure, clean.
Palate Impression – Medium plus weight with grippy tannins; red fruit going brighter on the palate. Sweet cream on the finish.
Acidity – Classic Westside Paso Robles snap!
Oak Impression – Moderate with some Xmas spice and cream.
Blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Carignan
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