Solomon’s custom cuvee, the 2013 Cotes du Rhone Andezon, was aged totally in concrete vats. It reveals a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of smoky, frying lard-like notes intermixed with notions of blackberries and cassis. Solomon calls it his “southern Cornas-based” wine. That’s not hyperbole. This medium-bodied effort has been helped by the addition of 10% Grenache, which provides additional flesh. It is a killer value to drink over the next 1-2 years.
89 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 213 - Jun 2014)
Ripe and fleshy in feel, this offers good weight to the plum and blackberry fruit, with a fruitcake-accented finish. Lacks range, but remains tasty enough. Drink now. 6,000 cases imported.
87 points, Wine Spectator (Nov 2014)