Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is great in pure, unseasoned wine. A lively, vibrant aroma of blackberry, violet, and spice. A full, rich mid-palate with a vivacity and energy that this blend always generates. Ripe, savory flavors of dark berry fruit and cassis, spiced cherries, minerals, and succulent blueberry fruit all balanced with fresh acidity and a fine gentle tannin structure. Dense and vibrant, this wine is drinking superbly but, as with its predecessors, it will greatly reward those who choose to give it a few years in the cellar.
90pts Wine Advocate- All tank-aged, the 2017 Cuvee Juveniles is a blend of 61% Grenache, 28% Mataro, and 11% Shiraz. It features delicate strawberry aromas, followed by a medium to a full-bodied palate that’s creamy and lush. This fruit-driven puppy is easy to knock back, with just a hint of espresso adding a savory edge to the finish.
90pts Wine Spectator- Shows plenty of gusto to the wild berry, sarsaparilla, and spice flavors, with clove and bay leaf accents lingering. A juicy frame of tannins firms up on the finish. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz.
90pts James Suckling- This has a very fragrant, elegant feel with a flinty edge to the nose that brings attractive complexity. The palate has vibrant acidity and blue plum and berry flavors. Supple tannins. Really fresh. A blend of 61% grenache, 28% mataro and 11% shiraz.