Bold and seductive, this youthful, unoaked blend encapsulates all that is
great in natural, pure, unseasoned wine.
Its fragrance, intensity and energy are all reminiscent of freshly fermenting
must, with ripe juicy flavors of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and
Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral
Soft and sensuous, this wine is frightfully drinkable already, but as with its
predecessors will greatly recompense those who choose to give it a few
years in the cellar.
"Supple and silky, this is distinctive for an herbal edge to its dark cherry and chocolate flavors, lingering beautifully. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. Drink now through 2015. 5,000 cases made. "
"The 2008 Cuvee Juveniles, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, and 20% Mataro raised in tank. Dark ruby-colored, it presents an alluring aromatic array of spice box, incense, and black cherry compote. Ripe, sweet, pure, and easy to understand, this forward, friendly effort can be enjoyed now and over the next 3 years."
The Wine Advocate
"Ruby-red. Black raspberry and blueberry on the nose, with subtle floral and spice qualities adding complexity. Juicy and appealingly sweet, with lively red and dark berry flavors and tangy minerality. There's nothing heavy about this wine. The black raspberry note recurs on the focused finish. Livelier than the 2007 and the best version of this bottling I've yet tasted."
International Wine Cellar