Wine Advocate 89 points - Medium garnet-purple, the 2013 Shiraz / Viognier is showing slight reduction with a core of warm redcurrant and red cherry notes plus pepper, tree bark and underbrush plus a touch of charcoal. The palate reveals good expression of the varieties if just a little lean in the mid-palate with a medium level of chewy tannins and medium to long finish. (Feb 2015)
Wine Spectator 91 points - Fresh and expressive, medium-weight but vivid, with black cherry and floral notes, balanced by a stony minerality that glides into the long finish against fine tannins. Drink now through 2020.-H.S.
Rated #66 in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Top 100 (Jan 21 2015)
A spicy Shiraz from the vineyards of Central Victoria brightens with a boost of Viognier for aroma and balance, as often practiced in France’s most highly regarded appellation of the Northern Rhone Valley, Côte Rôtie. The grapes grown in this Austrialian vineyard were planted on 19th century French rootstocks, another nod to the French tradition & influence in this new world wine. This wine is a collaborative effort between two renowned wine families; Chapoutier from the Rhône Valley in France, and Terlato family of Napa Valley in California.