#41 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
Vireo is a luscious red wine that is full concentrated black fruit with notes of black cherry, licorice and cedar. Aged for 21 months in 60% French oak and 40% American oak barrels, Vireo is graced with hints of baking spice and presents a long velvety finish.
"Firm, rich and distinctive for the black olive and roasted meat overtones that swirl around the red berry and cherry
flavors, persisting impressively on the long, expressive finish. Stylish and focused, this has miles to go. Cabernet
Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Drink now through 2016."
"The 2006 Estate Vireo is composed of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, and 29% Merlot aged for 21 months in 50% new French and American oak. It delivers an alluring aromatic array of toasty oak, pencil lead, spice box, tobacco, smoked meat, blueberry, and black currant. Full-bodied on the palate but with a sense of elegance, it is loaded with spicy, upfront fruit, a forward personality, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It is a pleasure-bent offering meant for drinking over the next 6-8 years.
The Wine Advocate