2004 Agharta Proprietary Blend

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2004 Agharta Proprietary Blend

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2010
Proprietors Pam and Pax Mahle have fashioned a 2004 Syrah called Agharta. Aged 58 months (that's not a typo) in French oak casks (the 2005 2006 and 2007 vintages will spend 45-48 months in cask) the extraordinary 2004 is... Proprietors Pam and Pax Mahle have fashioned a 2004 Syrah called Agharta. Aged 58 months (that's not a typo) in French oak casks (the 2005 2006 and 2007 vintages will spend 45-48 months in cask) the extraordinary 2004 is a 475-case blend of 92% Syrah 5% Grenache and the rest Viognier Marsanne and Roussane. Most of the Syrah comes from the Alder Springs Vineyard in Mendocino. This profound wine's inky/purple color is followed by aromas of smoky barbecue meats grilled Provencal herbs and exotic tropical fruits intermixed with blackberry cassis blueberry and graphite. This super-rich effort tastes like the nectar of Syrah yet it is dry elegant and remarkably fresh and precise. In the mouth the impression is like that of a multilayered cake - everything is there. This is an amazing very multi-dimensional wine that must be tasted to be believed. It can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
Dark ruby. A complex expansive bouquet displays smoky herbs dark berry liqueur red- and blackcurrant potpourri and an exotic apricot pit quality. Lush pungent dark fruit and floral pastille flavors are complemented by... Dark ruby. A complex expansive bouquet displays smoky herbs dark berry liqueur red- and blackcurrant potpourri and an exotic apricot pit quality. Lush pungent dark fruit and floral pastille flavors are complemented by smoky herbal and floral qualities and framed by supple tannins. Leaves spice and licorice notes behind on the long sappy finish.