Robert Parker 95
"The 2010 Syrah Cuvee Christine could easily pass for a California version of a Northern Rhone Hermitage. Its black/purple color is accompanied by notes of camphor, graphite, creme de cassis and acacia flowers. The wine is super-rich, intense and full-bodied with good underlying minerality as well as loads of fruit and glycerin as well as a powerful, long finish with sweet tannin. It should drink well for a decade or more."
Antionio Galloni 94
"Plum, licorice and violet notes flesh out in the 2010 Syrah Cuvée Christine. Wonderfully dark and mysterious, the 2010 possesses remarkable depth and intensity, all in a virile, masculine style that stands in stark contrast to the far more approachable 2011. With air the 2010 can be enjoyed today, but it has more than enough density and power to drink well for a number of years. Next to the 2010 Walker Vine Hill, the Cuvée Christine is a bit more silky in its mouthfeel. The 2010 has blossomed beautifully over the last few years. In this vintage, the Cuvée Christine spent 18 months in barrel, 30% new."
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