(From 2006 Vintage) "The nose is floral with dark plum, violets and hints of clove, cherry and juniper berry. The palate shows juicy sweet lifted fruits with a hint gaminess and creamy vanillin oak character. An elegant and restrained wine with a velvety finish." -Winery
Wine Advocate(From 2008 Vintage) "2008 Butchers Block Red is a blend of 52% Shiraz, 24% Grenache and 24% Mourvedre. Deep garnet in color, it offers baked berry aromas with a bit of raisin character over spice box and dried leaves. Full bodied with very ripe berry flavors and very crisp acidity, it gives a medium level of chewy tannins and a long straightforward finish. Drink it now through 2014."