89 pts Wine Spectator Web Only – 2016
Spicy, a mix of sarsaparilla and clove flavors up front, with black cherry and plum notes that are plush and easy-drinking. Licorice accents on the finish. Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro.
89 pts Wine Advocate Issue #225 June 2016
Medium garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2014 Butcher’s Block, a Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro blend, has note of crushed plums, mulberries and cherries with hints of spice box, tar and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, it fills the palate with expressive red and black fruit flavors framed by velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with the spices kicking-in.