Reviewed by MaryAnn Worobiec, July 2021
2016 The Laird
This extraordinary wine is complex and distinctive, with aromatic sandalwood and mahogany details, black walnut and coffee liqueur accents, and thick, plush notes of blackberry and cassis at the core. The details keep coming on the velvety finish, where fresh spearmint, gingerbread and toasted cumin notes linger. Shiraz. Drink now through 2047.
There's a floral note of dried lavender to the dried apricot and fresh black cherry flavors at the core, with accents of Earl Grey tea, sweet spices and cigar box. A touch of cedar and minerality lingers in the background, with polished tannins. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2036.
Focuses on a beam of pure fruit flavors, with crushed raspberry, maraschino cherry, framboise and blueberry, highlighted by cream soda, nutmeg and cigar box details. Impressive for its boldness, but also shows plenty of restraint, with a stunning finish that goes on and on. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2035.
2017 Les Amis
Fresh and lively, cranberry and cherry flavors are tangy and crisp, with notes of white pepper. More expressive details of white pepper, lavender, nutmeg and matcha emerge on the finish, with the tannins firming up at the end. Grenache. Drink now through 2035.
2018 The Factor
Offers a rich mix of chocolate-covered espresso bean, juicy blueberry and wild blackberry flavors, with notes of palo santo, black truffle, cardamom, candied ginger and fresh tobacco. The tannins are dense but polished, providing a lovely structure for all of the complexity. Shiraz. Drink now through 2036.
2017 The Factor
Date nut bread, cardamom, dark chocolate and dried cherry flavors are supple and elegant but not shy on concentration in this red. Offers details of earth, black pepper and cassis on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2030.
Spicy and complex, with mocha, coriander, dried violet, clove and espresso overtones to the dense, succulent core of wild blackberry, dried blueberry and fig paste flavors on a muscular frame, with dense, toothsome tannins. Shiraz and Viognier. Drink now through 2036.
Lush and juicy, this red balances elegance and power, showing aromatic wild blackberry, blueberry, white pepper and Earl Grey tea notes. Cocoa, dried lavender and black licorice hints linger on the finish, wrapped up in polished, velvety tannins. Drink now through 2035
2018 Hillside Vineyard Grenache
There is a white truffle, earthy note to this red, mingling with toasted cumin, tobacco and black walnut notes. Raspberry, dried cherry and orange zest details sing out on the finish, with soft tannins. Drink now through 2030.
2018 The Struie
Rich and concentrated up front, with complex and seamless notes of blueberry, huckleberry and wild blackberry, with details of cedar, violets, and white pepper. Finds plenty of harmony on the finish, with hints of mocha and supple, velvety tannins. Drink now through 2030
2019 Woodcutter's Shiraz
Tangy berry and cherry flavors are juicy and bright, with a touch of apricot and blood orange that gives it an appealing fragrant lift. Nutmeg and tobacco notes and a firming thread of tannins linger on the finish. Drink now through 2030.
2018 Cuvée Juveniles
Supple and velvety, with wave after wave of pomegranate, kirsch and maraschino cherry flavors that have accents of red licorice, green tea and black walnut and lingering milk chocolate notes. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2030.
2019 The Steading Blanc
Harmonious and refreshing, this succulent white offers butterscotch-laced peach and lemon meringue and a hint of saline on a sleek frame. Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne. Drink now
2019 Woodcutter’s Sémillon
Succulent and savory, with touches of matchstick, lanolin and poached pear, roasted fennel, white pepper and lemon zest notes and fresh acidity. Drink now.