Robert Parker"Reminiscent of a Rhone Valley Chateauneuf du Pape, the 2003 The Steading is an intriguing, complex blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Shiraz. Aromas of garrigue, Provencal herbs, pepper, black cherries, raspberries, and currants are followed by a medium to full-bodied red possessing great fruit, surprising elegance, and loads of complexity. It will provide plenty of pleasure over the next 5-7 years."
90"Medium ruby. Pungent, floral nose features bright raspberry, wild strawberry, fennel, smoky bacon and fruity pepper. Sweet and juicy, with concentrated flavors of ripe cherry, blackberry, olive tapenade and mocha. The dark, plummy finish offers impressive energy."