A beautiful dark cassis aroma leads the way, backed by a serious, youthfully raw core of blackberry, plum and raspberry sauce flavors. Lots of sweet spice notes fill in the background, while a long, violet-edged finish lets everything play out nicely. Best from 2017 through 2025. 500 cases imported.
92 points, Wine Spectator (Nov 2015)
A great wine - from a difficult vintage - that shows the talent and hard work of this brother/sister pair, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape reveals a healthy ruby/purple color to go with perfumed notes of black and red raspberry, pepper, licorice and violets. Medium plus in body and elegant, with gorgeous purity and fine tannin, drink this terrific 2013 over the coming 8-10 years.
91 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 221 - Oct 2015)
Vivid ruby. Deep-pitched red and blue fruit scents are complicated by hints of pungent flowers, peppery spices and cola. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry and black raspberry flavors and a touch of white pepper that adds back-end spiciness. Tightens up slowly on the gently tannic finish, which clings with outstanding persistence and resonating spiciness.
91 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2016)