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This showcase of the historic Paderewski property, which includes 6% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier, begins with expertly captured aromas of black current, dark berry, mocha, cappuccino cream and hot vanilla cake. Elegant layers of violet, lilac and acai mesh into roasted cocoa on the palate, where polished tannins keep the waves of flavor and texture coming.
MATT KETTMANN RATING: 96
Quite dark in the glass, this blend of 47% Mourvèdre, 34% Grenache and 19% Syrah offers seared plum, purple flower and richly layered spice aromas on the nose. The palate is a lesson in cohesion, with well-integrated waves of boysenberry, black cherry, purple flowers and licorice, framed by polished tannins and fresh acidity.
MATT KETTMANN RATING: 95
2017 Block B
From the historic Paderewski Vineyard, this complex bottling begins with aromas of crumpled lavender, charred lamb, tangy elderberry jam and savory white pepper, surrounding a rich black-currant streak at the core. The charred meat and deep, dark fruit character rolls through the palate, where elegant spices are sure to grow more intriguing with time. Drink now through 2032.
MATT KETTMANN RATING: 95 & Cellar Selection