Blend: 51% Syrah, 17% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 7% Tempranillo, 6% Graciano, 3% Carignan, 2% Zinfandel
Vintage production: 1,729 cases
The remarkable Estate Blend 2019 is a masterful blend of Rhône-varietals taking fruit from Paderewski and York Mountain, with the addition of the Estate’s third vineyard, Catapult, which was planted in 2008. It’s winemaker Jordan Fiorentini’s calling-card cuvée which perfectly expresses the Estate’s style and exceptional quality.
Equal part rich and decadent, refined and coiled, it has to be one the biggest overachievers out there with TWO 97 point scores.
It’s drinking beautifully at release, although may benefit from a year or two before entering a VERY long drinking window up to 2040. Now that’s a seriously good wine that will brush aside many at twice the price.