(From 2009 Vintage) With Alec already starting high school it’s feeling like life in the fast lane. Top Gear is actually his favorite TV show and this new blend of 80% Syrah, 17% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon packs plenty of power and youthful pleasure. Sappy black cherry and blueberry fruits are injected with clove and vanilla oak spice plus traces of truffle and sandalwood. Lively off the line, the palate performs with all the complex componentry and smooth power of a 4-valve, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine.
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 139 on Feb-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/02