94 points | Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 32% Syrah, 22% Petite Sirah, 20% Mourvèdre, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Viognier, the 2015 Twenty Three Twenty Signature Estate sports a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed black cherries, spiced blackberries and crème de cassis with suggestions of sandalwood and dried Provence herbs. The full-bodied palate delivers taut, muscular black fruits and spice box layers, framed by firm, rounded tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and layered.
Twenty Three Twenty is Adelaida’s flagship non-traditional blend combining the best blocks of multiple varieties from our Estate Vineyards in a winemaker tour-de-force blend. This year’s blend emphasizes the weight and density of Syrah, the muscularity of low yield Petite Sirah, savory meatiness of Mourvedre balanced by the firm structure and fruit precision of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. A soupcon of Viognier is present as an aromatic enhancer for the red Rhone varieties.