2009 Les Trois
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 92 points
Glass-staining purple. High-pitched aromas of red and blackcurrant, cherry, violet and black pepper with subtle olive and smoked meat notes adding complexity. Offers incisive dark fruit and floral pastille flavors given depth by notes of licorice and black cardamom. Silky tannins add shape to a long, spicy and seamless finish. (JR)
THE FIRST PETRICHOR RELEASE is a 2009 bottling we have named Les Trois, to reflect the careful blending of our three distinctly different plantings, the Grenache, the 877 Syrah clone and the 470 Syrah clone. 50% whole cluster fermentation. 10% new oak. Native yeast. Unfiltered. Picked at 23 & 24 brix.