(From 2012 Vintage) The Stark-Condé Three Pines range consists of a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Syrah from high-elevation vineyard blocks. The name Three Pines is a reference to the lookout spot at the top of the farm, from which the highest vineyards are visible
Broad and rich, with a loamy underlay to the mulled black currant, roasted fig and singed mesquite notes. There's also a nice backdrop of spice and tobacco, with well-buried acidity on the finish.
Aromas of black currant and licorice dominate the nose alongside secondary glimmers of black pepper and crushed violets, all framed with a sweet oak streak. Flavors of juicy black raspberry linger well into the finish.
Wine Spectator(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/05/2014