Mark Herold continues to make striking wines in all price ranges. A gorgeous, full-bodied wine, the 2010 Collide covers every inch of the palate with blackberry jam, menthol, tar and violets. This rich, sumptuous red boasts stunning textural depth and fabulous balance. Everything is in the right place. The 2010 is simply fabulous. Wow! Collide is an unusual blend of Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon.
"Also spectacular is the 2010 Collide, a blend of 32% Tempranillo, 32% Carignan, 26% Petite Sirah and the rest Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. A top-notch winemaker who also has a very fine palate and is comfortable blending component parts such as this can accomplish something special in California – and at a realistic price. The 2010 Collide is a superb example of blending unique and distinctive grape varietals to create a full-bodied, deep, nicely structured, rich, broad, savory wine with a lot of sucrosity as well as plenty of red, blue and black fruits. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years. "
The Wine Advocate
"(32% tempranillo, 32% carignan, 26% petite sirah, 7% syrah and 3% cabernet sauvignon): Good full ruby-red. Musky aromas and flavors of black raspberry, woodsmoke and flinty minerals are lifted by a floral element. Silky and fine-grained if a bit youthfully reduced. Boasts good concentration and noteworthy definition and energy and finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. An offbeat blend but nicely harmonious from the outset."
International Wine Cellar