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2015 Brat   |   Wine Notes    Purchase

Ruby garnet in color, this wine gives off a scent of spiced cranberries, cherries and hints of orange zest. Upfront and forward you will pick flavors of baked cherries, red currants, and red berry compote wrapped in a perfectly golden piecrust. It finishes with sweet, spicy oak notes and hints turmeric giving this elegant wine a well-rounded mouth feel.

2014 Brat   |   Wine Notes    Purchase-->

Deeper and clearer crimson color than past vintages. Spiced plum, cherry and the scent of exotic Indian spices linger on the nose. Flavors are delicate and elegant with hints of crème de cassis, complimented with cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric. Firm acid carries through out the finish.

2013 Brat   |   Wine Notes   

Deep crimson in color, subdued cherry nose. Big spices upfront of cinnamon and all spice over red jam notes of raspberry and red plum. Bright acidity mixed with refreshing cherry fruit with cola spice and the warm sweetness of caramel that lingers on the tongue. Long and well balanced.

2012 Brat   |   Wine Notes

69% Grenache, 31% Syrah. This deep cranberry-hued wine shows gorgeous aromas of fig and dark chocolate. Deliciously complex, this wine moves across the palate like a seductive dance - starting soft and becoming sharply focused with rich layered flavors of blackberry, black plum, and cacao.

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator

2011 Brat   |   Wine Notes

Showing gorgeous aromas of bright raspberry and rose petal. Deliciously complex, with rich layered flavors of blood orange and raspberry sorbet, plum, mocha and spice. Ends with a long, persistent finish.

Top 100 Wines for 2014 #35 - Wine Enthusiast

2010 Brat   |   Wine Notes

Soft in color, this blend of 63% Grenache 37% Syrah fills the glass with a burgundy damask. Full, round, well spread palate rich in sun ripened strawberries, verbena, woody spices and subtle barley undertones. Flavor carries with plums, black cherry and fresh cobbler. Pure texture and developing finish.

92 points "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast

91 points - Wine Spectator
Pleasing for its mix of rustic, gravel-laced black berry, black cherry and blackberry flavors, gaining depth and firmness on the finish. Grebache and Syrah. Drink now through 2022. 170 cases made.
—J.L., Wine Spectator

2009 Brat   |   Wine Notes

With a dark ruby/garnet hue, The Brat exhibits aromas of fresh raspberries and wild strawberries laced with orange zest and sweet spice. The flavors follow with dried cherries, early harvest rasberries, filling soaked pie crust and touch of white pepper. The juicy tannins are focused and centered leaving you wanting another sip and another reflection.

92 points - Wine Spectator
Hardly a brat, this offers a tight, spicy mix of wild berry, fresh earth, mineral and cedar, Full-bodied and firmly tannic, framing the flavors nicely. Ends with a mineral-laced raspberry core that's fresh and spicy. Grenache and Syrah. Another delightful new wine from this producer. Drink now through 2020. 283 cases made.
—J.L., Wine Spectator

94 points - The Wine Enthusiast

2008 Brat   |   Wine Notes

This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. The dark ruby/garnet hued Brat exhibits the aromas of cherries and cranberries intermixed with orange blossom and exotic spice. The flavors follow with sweet cherry cider; candied chocolate dipped orange rinds and crisp structure, which makes this wine particularly appealing to pair with a meal.

92 points - Wine Enthusiast

2007 The Brat   |   Wine Notes

This wine is inspired by the blends of Ch�teauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhone Valley in France and is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah. Dense, rich and chewy, with mocha-laced wild berry and blackberry fruit that's intense and full-bodied, gaining depth and a mineral complexity on the finish. Softly tannic, sexy and delicious, with waves of berry-cherry pie filling and mocha for richness, and drier, tarter notes of currants, leather, rhubarb and pomegranates, accentuated with smoky wood.

94 points - Wine Enthusiast
Rich and chewy, with mocha-laced wild berry and blackberry fruit that's intense and full-bodied, gaining depth and a mineral complexity on the finish. Softly tannic, sexy and delicious, with waves of berry-cherry pie filling and mocha for richness, and drier, tarter notes of currants, leather, rhubarb and pomegranates, accentuated with smoky wood.
—Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast

2006 The Brat   |   Wine Notes

2005 The Brat   |   Wine Notes

91 points ~ Wine Spectator, November 2007   |   View Article
Savory, with supple flavors that build, with spice, dried berry, anise and sage, supported by firm tannins and ending with a hint of spice and cedar. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2011. 150 cases made.
—James Laube Wine Spectator



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