2021 High Road
40% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 22% Mourvedre. This is the 20th anniversary of this wine and out of the chute has the potential to be one of the best to date! Dark and brooding in color one might think this is not a friendly creature. As you approach, the aromatics are quite the contrary. Dark fruits, smoked meats and sweet oak quickly say “hello friend”. The palate is generous with a melange of plums, boysenberries, purple flowers, and spice. Texturally stunning, with finely integrated tannins and just the right amount of tension. While built for the long haul, it currently is open for business. This one won’t last long, so get while the gettin’s good! Drink 2023-2040
"One of the flagships from this terrific property is the 2021 High Road James berry Vineyard, which is based on 40% Syrah, 38% Grenache, and 22% Mourvèdre. Ripe blackberries, darker cherries, licorice, ground pepper, and loamy earth are just some of its nuances, and it's full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, with both ripe tannins and integrated acidity."
92-94+ - Jeb Dunnuck