August 1, 2017
2014 noir - 92 pts from Jeb Dunnuck
Made from 89% Syrah and 11% Counoise, the 2014 Noir is terrific. Black raspberries, spice-box, dried violets and hints of plum sauce all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, elegant, silky Syrah that just glides across the palate. It has fine tannin and will keep nicely for 6 – 8 years. This cuvée was brought up in 60% new French oak, in a combination of 225-Liter barrels (Syrah) and 500-Liter puncheons (Counoise).