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2018 5 Blocks Reserve

  • The Wine
  • The Specs

Product Description

V. 2018

78% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 7% Grenache

This dark vio­let wine engages you from the ini­tial pop of the cork. Intense aro­mat­ics of ripe black­ber­ries inter­twined with notes of clove, anise, vio­lets, and orange zest flesh out the ini­tial impres­sion. On the palate, the wine engulfs your tongue with fla­vors rem­i­nis­cent of dark berries, vio­lets, pan seared rib­eye, sage, and black tea. The expe­ri­ence con­tin­ues to devel­op on the palate, gath­er­ing tan­nins and spice, cul­mi­nat­ing in an explo­sive fin­ish that con­tin­ues to tan­ta­lize long after each sip.

97 pts. Jeb Dun­nuck
Pre­vi­ous vin­tage scored at 94 pts. Josh Raynolds, Vinous; 94 pts. Doug Wilder, PDWR.

Pre­vi­ous Vintage:

2019 — Hold, more aging rec­om­mend­ed
2018 — Drink­ing well, decant­i­ng rec­om­mend­ed
2017 — Drink­ing well, decant­i­ng rec­om­mend­ed
2016 — Drink­ing well: Ear­ly Maturity