Per marketview: 88 points we in 2011 Washington, 91 pts in 2012. A blend of 60% Syrah, 27% Merlot and a handful of other varieties added to the mix, this aromatically pops, with complex notes of plum, blueberry, leathery smoke, chocolate and soy. It's silky smooth in feel, with abundant chocolaty flavors that help it go down far too easy. Great nose, drink now thru 2018, well-balanced. Aged in oak, vanilla & toast.