The deep plum hue is the first hint of the opulence found in this 2010 Syrah. Chapel Block aficionados will not be disappointed when tasting this magnificent wine.
Flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and cherry are enhanced with layers of ash, blueberry and black pepper, which lead to supple tannins and a trace of chocolate, blackberry and coffee.
Wine Advocate 92 points - A smoking blend of 60% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 19 months in mostly neutral (2-3+ year old barrels) French oak, the 2010 Red Willow Vineyard delivers stunning aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, spice box, creamy licorice, tobacco leaf and cedar to go with a big, up-front and richly textured palate feel. A big, full-bodied effort, it remains gorgeously balanced and elegant, with solid mid-palate depth and ripe, focusing tannin on the finish. It-s a beauty and should be even better in another handful of years and have 15+ years of longevity. Drink 2016-2025. (Jun 2013)