WA 91 Pts - Winemakers Notes - The majority of the fruit in the 2009 Homestead came from our estate vineyard, and much of that was from the first pick in our new Homestead block. For the first time, this wine is a blend of three varietals - Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet - which establishes a theme that we plan to carry forward in future vintages. Grenache is one of our new favorite varietals and it is a big part of why this wine displays so much character, structure and delicious fruit. The wine possesses a beautiful floral nose, red fruit and brambleberry. It is mouthfilling with nice structure and balance. The layers of fruit make for a long and interesting finish. While drinking great now, don't be surprised if this wine continues to evolve and improve for 5-8 years. Rated 90+
According to Wine Advocate - The 2009 Homestead is 46% Grenache, 43% Syrah and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly sourced from estate vineyards. This attractive red wine fleshes out nicely in the glass, with compelling dark fruit, sweet spices and flowers. Floral notes reappear on the finish adding brightness and lift. The Homestead is an attractive, fruit-forward offering best enjoyed over the next few years.