2009 Relic Ritual

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2009 Relic Ritual

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2011
Dense and powerful with firm road tar black licorice blackberry smoke and ripe berry flavors. Full-blown deep and persistent long and layered promising even more in a year or two. Mourvèdre Grenache Carignane Syrah and... Dense and powerful with firm road tar black licorice blackberry smoke and ripe berry flavors. Full-blown deep and persistent long and layered promising even more in a year or two. Mourvèdre Grenache Carignane Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2012 through 2022. -JL
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
Composed of 40% Mourvedre 20% Grenache and the rest Carignan Syrah and Petite Sirah the 2009 Ritual Proprietary Red showcases the beauty of these Rhone Ranger varietals. Lots of pepper roasted meat herb and red and black... Composed of 40% Mourvedre 20% Grenache and the rest Carignan Syrah and Petite Sirah the 2009 Ritual Proprietary Red showcases the beauty of these Rhone Ranger varietals. Lots of pepper roasted meat herb and red and black fruit aromas tumble out of the glass of this dark purple-colored wine. Terrific fruit intensity a beautiful texture and a heady finish make for a supple velvety luscious red to drink over the next 5-7 years.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2011
(a blend of 40% mourvedre 20% each grenache and carignan and 10% each syrah and petite sirah): Good deep red. Lovely aromatic nose offers cherry lifted by a floral element. Dense sweet and seamless with grenache cherry... (a blend of 40% mourvedre 20% each grenache and carignan and 10% each syrah and petite sirah): Good deep red. Lovely aromatic nose offers cherry lifted by a floral element. Dense sweet and seamless with grenache cherry complicated by a wild mourvedre note and an estery quality from the century-old carignan element cropped at a ton per acre (the wine's mourvedre and grenache components are from 10-year-old vines). Finishes with firm tannins and noteworthy persistence. A very good showing.