October 1, 2017
2014 noir - 94 pts from Isaac James Baker
Really cool stuff! On the nose, I get cedar, roasted chestnuts and walnuts on top of black cherries and plums, black pepper glaze, black olive, smoke, charcoal, tar – I love it! Bold presence but plush with velvety tannins and moderating acidity. Black cherry, gushing blueberry, mixed with smoky tar, graphite, mushroom, pepper, bacon fat, spiced black tea — I’m not kidding with these complex nuances, this wine is full of them. Coffee and anise on the long finish, this is a savory but juicy wine with lots of aging potential. 89% Syrah and 11% Counoise.
Isaac James Baker