The estate’s take on a southern Rhône blend and a mix of 69% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, 4% Syrah, and 4% Counoise, the 2010 Veracity is a beauty. Fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel, and aged for 18 months in 41% new French oak barrels and Puncheons, it offers up a full-bodied, rich, yet structured profile with sweet black and red fruits, chalk, lavender, and subtle Herbs de Provence like aromas and flavors. Beautifully put together, with solid mid-palate depth and a chewy, broad finish that highlights ripe tannin, it will shine for 7-8 years, possibly longer. It needs a decant if drinking anytime soon.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck's Rhone Report (Issue # 14 - Dec 2012)
Presents a complex, graceful mix of blackberry, black licorice and boysenberry pie scents, yet for all its apparent ripeness this remains elegant and ends with a more subtle, nuanced finish, right down to the crushed rock earthiness. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 588 cases made.
94 points, Wine Spectator (Feb 2013)
Dark violet color. Complex, inviting aromas of black raspberry, lavender, licorice and smoky oak. Dense, sweet and seamless, with noteworthy intensity and precision to the flavors of red and dark berries, cracked pepper and Indian spices. Finishes vibrant and very long, with silky tannins and excellent lift.
92 points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Nov/Dec 2012)