Ripe plum and strawberry aromas. Structured with rounded tannins and balanced with pleasant tartness.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Estate Red is a 65/35 blend of Syrah and Mourvedre, aged for six months in a mixture of new (30%) and used (70%) French oak. With a bit of a funk up front that I attributed to reduction, this is pretty much along the same lines as the Latour Netofa, also reviewed this issue: elegant, a bit funky, graceful and a fine food wine. This, however, lacks the focus and subtle concentration. Early on, it was a fine competitor. With an hour of aeration, not so much. It’s a pretty good value, though, and well worth a look in its price range.