2011 Big Basin Vineyards "Homestead" California Rhone Blend (750ml)

2011 Big Basin Vineyards "Homestead" California Rhone Blend (750ml)

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91 points Wine Spectator

An interesting blend of 48% Mourvedre, 24% Carignan, 18% Zinfandel, 7% Syrah and the balance Grenache, the 2011 Homestead has an upfront, fruit-loaded profile with ripe black raspberry, crushed flowers, sappy underbrush, ground pepper and new leather aromas and flavors that flow to a medium to full-bodied, supple and beautifully polished palate. Showing solid ripeness and depth, especially in the vintage, with superb integration of its fruit, tannin and acidity, it’s a serious value that dishes out loads of pleasure. Enjoy it over the coming 5-7 years. Drink now-2020. JD (8/2013)

Vinous

Vivid ruby-red. Opens slowly to display ripe scents of dark berries, flowers and spicecake, plus a hint of smoked meat. Sappy and broad on entry, then firmer in the mid-palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a touch of dark chocolate. A licorice note comes out on the finish, which is framed by dusty, slow-building tannins. Definitely give this one some air. This fruit is mostly from the Gabilan Mountains, with additional sourcing from Chalone and the Cienega Valley. (48% mourvedre, 24% carignane, 18% zinfandel, 7% syrah and 3% grenache; all neutral oak). JR (6/2014)