"Another thrill a second is the 2018 Beguiling, a Grenache-dominated wine that includes 15% Syrah. Its lighter ruby hue is followed by awesome notes of kirsch liqueur, blackberries, toasted spices, and roasted garrigue. Rich, full-bodied, powerful, yet also balanced, and with a distinct sense of minerality on the finish, it’s going to shine for 8-10 years as well."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 95+ POINTS - "A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah aged in 58% new oak for 19 months, the 2018 Beguiling has a medium ruby-purple color and a nose of berry jam, licorice, powdered sugar and earthy accents. It offers powerful, spicy flavors in a silky, super juicy frame and finishes long and layered. An elegant expression that isn't ashamed of its full California fruit. 920 cases were made."
ANTONIO GALLONI'S VINOUS MEDIA 94 POINTS - "Deep, vivid ruby. Highly perfumed, spice-accented cherry and boysenberry aromas are complicated by building lavender and Asian spice nuances. Seamless, energetic and appealingly sweet, offering intense, mineral-tinged red/blue fruit liqueur, spice-cake and lavender pastille flavors underscored by a core of juicy acidity. Finishes smooth and impressively long, displaying well-knit tannins and persistent florality. 57% new French oak."