WS 93 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - There's lots to admire in this richly flavored effort, offering tiers of graphite, mocha, dark berry, toasty oak and savory notes. Maintains a bold profile on the long and persistent finish, and promises to develop in the future. Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2026.
Tasting Notes - One of our best bottlings ever, the 2012 Alec's Blend carries the casual confidence of a 17-year old. Deliciously complex, this blend of 79% Syrah, 13% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot is also hugely hedonistic. Layers of lifted ripe blackberry, black cherry, cola, malt chocolate, Heath bar and bramble never quit. There's great acid and structure here too with a balanced arc of tannin and toasted cherry wood spice. 15.5% ABV.