JS 93 Pts - According to James Suckling - A dense and rich red with blackberries, spices, chocolate and walnut. Full and silky textured with lots of tasty fruit character. Drink now.
According to Wine Spectator - Fresh, juicy and powerful, with concentrated crushed red fruit and spice flavors that are supported by ample acidity. Appealing green herb notes chime in as well, revealing slate and white pepper details on the finish. Drink now through 2018.
Winemakers Notes - Corralillo Winemaker’s Blend is a bright and intense red with violet hues. The nose shows deep red fruit aromas, along with cocoa and spices. It has a fairly complete palate, medium-bodied with round and smooth tannins. Each of the four grape varieties in the wine contribute different taste characteristics – the Syrah delivers spiciness, as well as violets and damp earth; the Malbec adds floral and berry notes; the Cabernet Franc gives the wine structure and tannins and the Petite Verdot adds the final touch to the blend. The result is a complex and long-lasting wine with well-integrated oak. 48.5% Syrah, 25% Malbec, 25% Cab Franc, 1.5% Petit Verdot. 14.5% ABV.