Wine Spectator Insider Reviews - April 2016

In the April 27 2016 edition of Wine Spectator Insider, MaryAnn Worobiec reviews four of our 2014 Single Vineyard releases.

2014 Mystic Block Cabernet Sauvignon, Benbournie, Armagh, Clare Valley

Supple and polished, with chocolate-covered mint, kirsch and amaretto flavors that are ripe, generous and plush, accented by licorice, clove and black tea hints. Expansive and broad on the finish, but always returning to the black cherry core. Drink now through 2030.
95 points – Only Available Through Cellar Door

2014 Secret Block Shiraz, Wildlife Road, Moppa Hills, Barossa Valley

Dense and dark, with white pepper, coffee and black olive flavors surrounding a core of brambly wild blackberry. Despite the intensity of the flavors, the tannins are plush and supple. The finish lingers effortlessly and elegantly. Drink now through 2030.
94 points

2014 Heartbreak Hill Shiraz, Roach Road, White Hut, Clare Valley

Pure and deep, with dark chocolate, ripe plum and black cherry flavors, accented by hints of mineral, Earl Grey tea and tobacco. For all the torque and power here, this shows plenty of restraint, finishing harmoniously. Drink now through 2030.
94 points

2014 Yacca Block Shiraz, Mengler Hill Road, Eden Valley

Distinctive, offering dense, fleshy tannins and accents of anise, candied ginger and black walnut. The tannins fan out, gaining traction, with blackberry and tobacco leaf notes lingering on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2030.
94 points

Reviewed by MaryAnn Worobiec Senior Editor, Napa.

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