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2016 Carignan (Templeton Gap District) Editors' Choice  92 points

This bottling is still very fresh five years in, starting with aromas of juicy strawberry and savory tar. Earthy flavors of turned loam and lava rock meet with dark, intense and concentrated purple-fruit and lavender flavors. MATT KETTMANN



2016 Morpheus      91 points

The 2016 Morpheus (63% Syrah and 37% Grenache) offers lots of spiced blackberry and blueberry notes as well as toasted spice, caramelized orange rind, and ground pepper. Medium-bodied, with plenty of ripeness and depth as well as integrated acidity, it's another fresher, focused wine from this estate. It should evolve for at least 7-8 years.


2016 Osiris              90+ points

Coming all from Paso Robles and a blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, aged two years in 20% new French oak, the 2016 Osiris reveals a saturated purple color as well as complex notes of blackberries, mulberries, leather, and peppery spice. It's medium-bodied, fresh, and nicely focused, it has fine tannins and is one of the fresher, more focused wines in the lineup. It will keep for upwards of a decade.


2016 Praying Mantis     92 points

Black fruits, plum sauce, ground pepper, incense, and violet notes all emerge from the medium to full-bodied 2016 Praying Mantis, which has a rounded, sexy style, good acidity, and a clean finish. A blend of 83% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre, and 6% Syrah, drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years.