91 points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine.
"Unbridled in its richness and as ripe as it can be without quite crossing the line into late-harvest excess, this extravagant, richly oaked look at Syrah somehow manages to keep very solid, spicy varietal character within its sights and never abandons fruit in the face of its all-encompassing ripeness. It is absolutely mouthfilling stuff and holds nothing back, and, if sure to be criticized in some quarters as being a little too much, it will delight big-flavor fans who believe that it is impossible to have too much of a good thing."
The 2014 vintage, was a classic vintage for the region and was characterized by its overall consistency. After a warm and dry winter that marked a third consecutive year of drought, the vines woke a month early from dormancy with buds pushing out in mid-February. The 3rd year of low rainfall added a measure of stress to the vines contributing to low yields and enhanced skin phenolics. All to the good for producing wines of depth and density.
Summer followed with a few heat spells that led us to begin harvest on August 12, a full month earlier than the historical average, and finished late September—when we typically are still bringing in Pinot Noir.
As a whole, the wines from the 2014 vintage are loaded with fruit and are very generous, approachable, and drinking well now. They have good weight, great length, and show the potential of our estate vineyards. The 2014 vintage wines are in stark contrast to the 2013 wines, which were very tight in their infancy and are only now, three years later, beginning to show their depth.