When we did the original planting up at Law Vineyard, Mourvedre was the lowest percentage of Rhone varietal grapes we planted. We quickly found that it was absolutely incredible and promptly planted additional acres. The Mourvedre contributes licorice, black cherry and dried herbs of lavender and sage. It is complimented by the riper fruit notes from Syrah of blueberry and blackberry. The Grenache, a Spanish clone, that came off the vineyard is the prettiest we have seen and plays a big role in this blend with the bright red fruits and soft violet undertones.
94 Points, Robert Parker
Another brilliant blend, the 2011 Sagacious is 38% Syrah, 34% Mourvedre and 28% Grenache, all of which spent 20 months in 40% new French oak. Black raspberry, cassis, white pepper, leather and crushed flowers all emerge from this beauty, and it stays weightless and elegant on the palate, with fantastic purity and freshness. It's hard to resist now, but it will evolve gracefully as well.
91 Points, Wine Spectator - James Laube
Offers a generous mix of blackberry and cherry flavors, with spice, cedar and fresh earth notes. Firm, ripe tannins show on the long finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre and Grenache. Drink now through 2027. 593 cases made.