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"Top 10 Wineries-California's Central Coast”
— Decanter magazine

 

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wines are listed lightest to densest 

2018 EX Sauvignon Blanc

Vinous, November 2019
​90 pt
s "Incisive aromas of lime zest, pink grapefruit, succulent herbs and chalky minerals are complemented by a building floral nuance.  Taut and sharply focused on the palate, offering finely etched citrus fruit and herb flavors that deepen slowly on the back half." Josh Raynolds
 

2018 EX Unoaked Chardonnay

Wine Spectator, June 2019
"Peach, melon and white berry flavors show in this fruity style. Light spicy shadings emerge on the finish." Kim Marcus


2017 Wrath Fermata Chardonnay

Vinous, November 2019
91 pts
"Fresh pear and pineapple aromas pick up a subtle vanilla nuance as the wine opens up.  In a fleshy style but with no lack of energy, offering juicy tropical and orchard fruit flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity and a sneaky lemon pitch accent. Finishes silky and quite long."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Chardonnay, Boekenoogen Vineyard

Vinous, November 2019
92 pts
"Expansive, smoke-tinged tropical and orchard fruit aromas, along with suggestions of jasmine, anise and iodine.  Broad and fleshy but lively as well, offering juicy pear, pineapple and white peach flavors braced by a spine of smoky minerality.  Shows excellent clarity and strong closing thrust, and leaves behind suggestions of honey and peach nectar."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Chardonnay, San Saba Vineyard

Vinous, November 2019
92 pts "Powerful tropical and pit fruit aromas are complemented by a suave floral nuance and suggestions of buttered toast and chalky minerals.  Sappy and focused on the palate, offering intense pear, nectarine and papaya flavors that deepen steadily on the back half.  The floral note repeats emphatically on the very long mineral-tinged finish, which shows impressive power."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 EX Pinot Noir

Planet Grape, November 2019
91 pts
 "Full and soft, then tart and refreshing with notes of raspberry, cherry, radicchio, red licorice and gingerbread." Catherine Fallis, MW
 

2017 Wrath 115/667 Pinot Noir

Wine Spectator, November 2019
90 pts
also featured in  "9 California Pinots from the Grape's Top Regions" "Finely textured flavors of dried cherry, beet and pomegranate are interwoven with burnished spice and cedar accents.  Hints of mocha show on the creamy finish.  Drink now through 2023." Kim Marcus

Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
92 pts
"A wild sagebrush aroma kicks off the nose of this clonal blend, followed by waves of baked cranberry, mace and pine needle.  A bright Bing cherry flavor arises on the palate alongside thyme, eucalyptus and baking spice tones that add more complexity."  Matt Kettmann
 

2017 Wrath Swan/828 Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
91 pts
"There's a strong amount of dewy forest aromas going on in this bottling, including pine needle, eucalyptus oil and tart red fruits.  An underlying smear of raspberry jam arises on the palate alongside wild mint and tea flavors." Matt Kettmann
 

2017 Wrath Pommard 4/777 Pinot Noir

Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
92 pts 
"Pleasantly rustic on the nose, this bottling by Sabrine Rodems begins with complex aromas of dried herbs, iron and red cherry. The palate is earthy in tones of tea leaves and cracked peppercorn, with accents of currry spice and cranberry adding to the elegant, complex mix." Matt Kettmann
 

2017 Wrath Ex Vite Pinot Noir

Vinous, November 2019
91 pts
"Ripe red berry, cherry and floral scents are complemented by spice and licorice nuances that build steadily in the glass.  Shows very good heft as well as energy to the black raspberry, cherry preserve and candied rose flavors, which tighten up and become chewier on the back half.  Finishes smoky and quite long."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard

Vinous, November 2019
93 pts
"A highly complex bouquet evokes red berry liqueur and cherry aromas, along with building potpourri, Asian spice and smoky mineral accents.  Shows sharp delineation and noteworthy energy on the plalate, offering spice-tinged strawberry, rose pastille and spicecake flavors that pick up a smoky nuance with air.  Finishes extremely long and precise." Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard

Wine Spectator, October 2019
93 pts
and an "Insider" feature "Robust and powerful, with concentrated and pure-tasting flavors of dark cherry and dried blueberry, backed by fresh acidity.  Mineral and cardamom notes flood the lively finish. Drink now through 2025."  Kim Marcus

Vinous, November 2019
93 pts
"Mineral and spice-tinged aromas of fresh red berries and candied rose, along with an exotic blood orange nuance that builds in the glass.  Taut and nervy on entry, then more broad in the midpalate, offering energetic raspberry and bitter cherry flavors complemented by a hint of exotic spices.  Velvety tannins build slowly on the sappy, penetrating finish."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Pinot Noir, KW Ranch

Vinous, November 2019
92 pts
"Spice accented dark berry, cherry cola and fruitcake aromas, along with floral and vanilla notes that expand as the wine opens up.  Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering juicy black raspberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors firmed by an undercurrent of smoky minerality.  Smoothly plays richness off energy and finishes supple and long." Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard

Vinous, November 2019
92 pts
"Expansive, spice-accented red berry, cherry and floral scents pick up hints of cola and baking spices with air.  Juicy, lively and appealingly sweet, offering fresh raspberry and cherry flavors complemented by five-spice powder, cola and allspice flourishes.  Closes very long and silky with emphatic red fruit character and discreet tannins that add framework and gentle grip."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondre Grapefield

Vinous, November 2019
93 pts
"Ripe red and blue fruits, vanilla and a hint of potpourri on the deeply perfumed nose.  Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering plush oak-spiced raspberry, cherry liqueur and black raspberry flavors that show real depth and complementary licorice and exotic spice flourishes.  A smoky nuance appears with air and carries through the impressively long, gently tannic finish."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Alta Loma Grenache

Vinous, November 2019
92 pts
"Highly fragrant, smoke-accented aromas of cherry, raspberry and candied flowers are joined by a spicy nuance that gains strength with air.  Fleshy and concentrated but energetic as well, offering juicy red fruit, lavender and spicecake flavors that show impressive tension and spread out very slowly on the back half.  Seamless and emphatically fruit-driven, finishing with firm cut, harmonious tannins and strong, floral-tinged persistence." Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Destruction Level, Syrah-Grenache

Vinous, November 2018
92 pts
"Spicy blackberry, cherry and floral scents are complicated by savory herb and pungent floral notes.  Gently sweet and broad on the palate, offering juicy black and blue fruit and candied violet flavors and a peppery accent that builds on the back half.  Still on the primary side, showing solid finishing thrust, grippy tannis and strong, floral-and spice-driven persistence."  Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch

Vinous, November 2019
93 pts
"Powerful, mineral tinged cherry and black raspberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of exotic spices, violet and licorice.  Seamless and broad in the mouth, offering intense black and blue fruit liqueur, spicecake and violet pastille flavors that become livelier as the wine stretches out.  The floral and spice notes carry strongly through the sharply delineated finish, which shows excellent focus and silky, harmonious tannins.  Drink through 2032" Josh Raynolds
 

2017 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard

Vinous/Tanzer, November 2018
93 pts
  "Ripe blackberry and cherry aromas are complicated by suggestions of exotic spices, olive, bacon and succulent flowers.  Supple, appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors gain energy and spiciness with air while a smoky mineral element adds lift and back-end cut.  Supple tannins add grip to a very long, floral-dominated finish that leaves candied licorice and violet pastille notes behind.  Drink through 2032"  Josh Raynolds


 Previous Vintage Reviews​​                    

                                                                                                                 

2017 EX Sauvignon Blanc

Planet Grape, October 2018
​90 pts
"Mid-weight, fresh, dry and tangy with notes of lemon pith, passion fruit, dried herbs and chamomile." Catherine Fallis, MW 

Wine Enthusiast, November 2018
90 pts
 " Freshly cut lawn, wet cement, sour lime rinds, and kelp combine for a very unique and compelling nose on this bottling. The nose extends to the palate, where white pepper and crushed white-rock flavors make for a memorable sip." Matt Kettmann

 

2017 EX Unoaked Chardonnay

Planet Grape, October 2018
90 pts
"Vibrant, fresh and lively with notes of tangerine, peach, buttered baguette and cream cheese." Catherine Fallis, MW

Wine Enthusiast, November 2018
88pts
"Rounded Pink Lady apple aromas meet with pear blossom and chalk on the nose of this stainless steel wine brand by Wrath and winemaker Sabrine Rodems. Ripe apple and pear flavors show on the chalky sip, which is a solid option for lovers of the style."Matt Kettman

 

2016 Wrath 3 Clone Chardonnay

Wine Enthusiast, January 2019
90 pts
  "Tightly wound on the nose, this clonal combo offers citrusy aromas of grapefruit rind and sharp apple flesh on the nose. The palate is wrapped in a chalky, tight texture, revealing flavors of Anjou pear and Pink Lady apple."  Matt Kettmann

 

2016 Wrath Fermata Chardonnay

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
91 pts
"The 2016 Chardonnay Fermata is also terrific and offers plenty of sautéed orchard and peach fruits, brioche, honeysuckle, and white flower aromas and flavors.  It's clean, medium to full-bodied, nicely textured and has a classic, elegant yet rich style that's a joy to drink."  Jeb Dunnuck

Connoissuer's Guide, November 2018
90 pts -One Puff
"Juicy, well-sustained fruit with fine oak support and a touch of lemon-custard surfacing in its ongoing flavors of sweet, fully ripe apples.  There is nothing at all subtle about it and altough sure to keep very comfortably for a few years, this one is ready to drink without undue delay and will shine as a partner to any dish that wants pairing with an unabashedly rich Chardonnay."

Vinous, October 2018
90 pts
"Fresh pear, peach and a hint of smoky mineral on the nose along with hints of jasmine and anise that build in the background. Silky in texture and nicely concentrated offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors and sweet butter and smoky lees flourishes.  The peach note returns on a long warm finish that's sharpened by a jolt of bitter orange pith."  Josh Raynolds
 

2016 Wrath Chardonnay, San Saba Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
93 pt
s " Light gold-colored, the 2016 Chardonnay San Saba Vineyard has a richer, powerful bouquet of melon and ripe orchard fruits intermixed with white flowers, brioche, and hints of minerality.  Clean, pure, and elegant, with a light, medium-bodied, graceful texture, it's an impeccably balanced, classy Chardonnay to drink over the coming 3-4 years." Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous, October 2018
92 pts
"An expressive highly perfumed bouquet evokes honeydew melon, poached pear, vanilla and buttered toast and lemon pith and floral nuances build in the glass.  Shows impressive depth as well as nerve on the palate, offering mineral-accented Meyer lemon, pear nectar and sweet butter flavors that pick up a floral accent on the back half.  Strongly repeats the pear and floral notes on an impressively long, subtly sweet finish that shows solid thrust and a touch of smoky lees."  Josh Raynolds
 

2016 Wrath Ex Dolio Falanghina

Vinous, October 2018
90 pts
"Aromas of dried pear, nectarine, beeswax and pungent flowers backed by a hint of dusty minerals.  Smooth and dry on the palate, offering pliant orchard fruit and melon flavors and a suggestion of succulent herbs.  Finishes with gentle grip and spicy lift leaving a subtle lemon zest note behind."  Josh Raynolds

Wine Enthusiast, January 2019
91 pts / Editor's Choice  "
Paying homage to how the Romans would have fermented their Falanghina in a ceramic vessel, this skin-contact wine is slightly orange and cloudy in the glass, offering aromas of wet stone, orange rind and crushed nuts. Tangy tangerine rind, lemon and apple flavors meet with a touch of rust on the palate."  Matt Kettmann
 

2016 EX Pinot Noir

Planet Grape, October 2018
91 pts
 "Lighty chewy, fresh and dry with notes of strawberry, cherry cola, rhubarb, white mushroom, cedar and carob." Catherine Fallis, MW
 

2016 Wrath 115/667 Pinot Noir

Wine Spectator, November 2018
91 pts
/ also featured in  "8 California Pinots for the Holiday Table" "Firm acidity supports a rich array of dried date, cherry and raspberry flavors that are finely textured. Hints of cocoa powder show on the decandently spiced finish.  Drink now through 2023." Kim Marcus

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
90 pts
"The 2016 Pinot Noir 115/667 comes from the 115 and 667 clones of Pinot Noir and has a classy, complex, and medium-boodied style as well as charming notes of sweet cherry and strawberry fruits, underbrush, and game.  It's a blanced, elegant, charming wine to drink over the coming 4-6 years.Jeb Dunnuck
 

2016 Wrath Swan/828 Pinot Noir

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
93 pts
"The 2016 Pinot Noir Swan/828 is slightly darker in style, with more forest floor, wood smoke, and earthy dark fruits all giving way to a medium-bodied, concentrated, nicely balanced Pinot Noir that shows the elegant, complex style of the vintage nicely.  It's another classic Pinot Noir from this estate that's well worth seeking out." Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Spectator, August 2019
91 pts
 "Powerfully structured, with plenty of minerality to the dried red fruit and savory herbal flavors. Medium-grained tannins emerge on the svelte finish. Drink now through 2023.” Kim Marcus

Connoisseur's Guide, November 2018
90 pts "One Puff"
 "Bright black cherry scents filled out with a creamy, slightly savory oak are joined by a background hint of dill in the nose and those characteristics continue into the wine's mid-depth ripe, round flavors." 
 

2016 Wrath Pommard 4/777 Pinot Noir

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
93 pts
"One of my favorites in the lineup is the 2016 Pinot Noir Pommard 4/777, which has a more Old World feel in its black cherry, earth, stems, and forest floor aromas and flavors.  On the palate, it's medium-bodied, charming, and supple, with a soft, forward style that's ideal for dirnking over the coming 4-6 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Enthusiast, January 2019
93 pt
s  "Rusty cherries, sagebrush and a touch of game make for a rich but rustic entry to this clonal study by Sabrine Rodems. Smoke, red cherry and star anise make for a spicy and zesty sip, lifted by buoyant acidity." Matt Kettmann
 

2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
95 pts "
The 2016 Pinot Noir Boekenoogen Vineyard, which was mostly destemmed and brought up in 30% new oak, is one of the gems in the vintage.  Boasting Burgundian notes of dark fruits, cracked walnuts, ground herbs, and forest floor, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, perfect balance, and the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of this great vintage.  This is a brilliant bottle of Pinot Noir that will be better with a year in bottle and keep for a decade." Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
92 pts
"A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, vanilla and candied flowers, along with smoky mineral and allspice overtones.  Shows very good depth and clarity on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors firmed by a spine of juicy acidity.  Closes with repeating spiciness, interwoven tannins and impressive, red-fruit-dominated persistence." Josh Raynolds
 

2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
92 pts
"Powerful, spice accented red and blue fruits show very good clarity and pick up suggestions of vanilla and cola with air.  Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that display energizing spiciness and a jolt of smoky minerality.  Concentrated yet elegant in style.  The very long, sweet finish features smooth tannins that come in slowly." Josh Raynolds

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
92 pts
"Slightly more reticent, the 2016 Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard offers medium-bodied, elegant notes of raspberries, cherries, and flowers, with a complex damp earth and forest floor note developing with time in the glass.  Seamless, balanced, and lenghty, drink this nuanced 2016 over the coming 7-8 years.Jeb Dunnuck
 

2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, KW Ranch

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
94 pts "
I loved the 2016 Pinot Noir KW Ranch, which shines for its seamless texture and balance.  Giving up plenty of cherries, raspberries, and damp forest floor, it has integrated acidity, light tannins, no hard edges, and outstanding length.  This cuvée was destemmed and spent 14 months in just 10% new French oak.  It's another beautiful wine from this estate." Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
91 pts
"Potent aromas of ripe red berries, candied rose and spicecake; a hint of smokiness emerges as the wine opens up.  Silky and sweet, offering fresh raspberry and floral pastille flavors that deepen and take a darker turn on the back half.  In a sappy, pliant style, finishing on a a gently tannic note and showing very good breadth and length." Josh Raynolds

Connoissuer's Guide, November 2018
91-94 pts "Two Puffs
"Here is a bigger Pinot that gets it right when it comes to deep and defined black cherry fruit and while it is full and fleshy and close to plush in character, it displays surprisingly fine balance for a wine of its ample girth and is fit with a fine spine of intergral tannin that affords it a good sense of ageworthy vinous grip.  Fruit is always in play and the wine is neither heavy nor overly extracted and what is good now will only get better with time."  CG Tasting Panel
 

2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
90 pts
"Vibrant dark berry, floral and cola scents are accompanied by musky earth and licorice flourishes.  Chewy and gently sweet, offering juicy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that unfold very slowly with aeration.  Finishes with good persistence, smooth tannins and lingering smokiness."  Josh Raynolds

Wine Spectator, January 2019
90 pts
"Richly spiced, with saline and white pepper accents to the dried beef and berry flavors.  The juicy finish features intense minerality.  Drink now through 2022."  Kim Marcus
 

2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondre Grapefield

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
91 pts
"Oak-spiced dark berry, floral pastille and cola aromas pick up a smoky quality as the wine opens up.  Broad, fleshy and sweet, showing good clarity to the black raspberry, cherry and vanilla flavors.  Still on the primary side, showing a vaguely jammy character on the very long, spice-accented, gently tannic finish."  Josh Raynolds

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
90 pts
"The medium ruby-colored 2016 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield offers a gamey, meaty style as well as plenty of mulled red and black fruits.  It's charming, sweetly fruited, and medium-bodied."  Jeb Dunnuck
 

2016 Wrath Alta Loma Grenache

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
92 pts
"Fragrant red berry liqueur, incense and candied lavendar scents are complemented by a smoky mineral nuance and a hint of baking spices.  Silky and focused in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air.  Conveys a suave blend of power and finesse, displaying impressive focus and floral-driven persistence." Josh Raynolds
 

2016 Wrath Destruction Level, Syrah-Grenache

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
91 pts
"Powerful dark berry and floral scents along with suggestions of cola, woodsmoke and candied flowers.  Sweet and expansive on the palate offering juicy black raspbery and boysenberry flavors sharpened by a building peppery nuance.  Shows very good depth as well as energy and finishes long and smoky with dusty tannins sneaking in late."  Josh Raynolds
 

2016 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch

Connoisseur's Guide, November 2018
91-94 pts "Two Puffs"
"Ranks with the very best bottlings to be had at anywhere near the price"  CG Tasting Panel

JebDunnuck.com, February 2019
93 pts "
In addition to a stacked lineup of Pinot Noirs, the estate makes a rock star of a Syrah.  The 2016 Syrah KW Ranch, which saw a touch of stems and 14 months in 30% new oak, sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as a lovely bouquet of white pepper, wood smoke, bacon fat, and assorted darker berry fruits.  Medium to full-bodied, with good concentration, plenty of acidity and ripe tannins, drink this complex, layered Syrah any time over the coming 7-8 years."  Jeb Dunnuck
 

2016 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, Febuary 2019
95 pts "
Another rocking Syrah from this team is the 2016 Syrah San Saba Vineyard, which has fabulous notes of blackcurrents, blueberries, black olive tapenade, and smoked meats.  This peppery, meaty, medium to full-bodied beauty has a layered texture, no hard edges, and tons of charm.  Drink it over the coming 7-8 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous/Tanzer, October 2018
91 pts 
"An expansive bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits and olive and a floral note building the glass.  Shows very good depth as well as energy on the palate offering gently sweet dark berry, vanilla and voilet candy flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy acidity.  Finishes long and smoky oand on a gently tannic note, leaving a sweet blackberry note behind."  Josh Raynolds

Connoisseur's Guide, November 2018
91-95 pts "Two Puffs"
"Breakthrough bottling of amazing richness and fruity depth."  CG Tasting Panel


Previous Vintage Reviews​​


 

2015 Wrath Ex Dolio Falanghina

International Wine Review, April 2017
92 pts
"Fermented on the skins in a dolium, the massive ceramic vessel used by the Romans to make wine, this original “orange” wine made from the ancient Falanghina grape is one of the best we’ve tasted. It’s savory with dried herbs, bush tea, and citrus zest. Great balance and bright acidity combine to make this an extra delicious wine. Pair with substantial dishes like roast pork or roast chicken.​" Don Winkler/ Mike Potashnik

​"purely domestic wine report", November 2017
​91 pts
"The nose is pine tar, ripe apricot, peach tart, baked apple and granite.  The palate is crisp, bone dry and redolent of apple, cinnamon and stone fruit.  A beautiful wine for a hot day."  Doug Wilder
 

2015 Wrath Fermata Chardonnay

JebbDunnuck.com, October 2017
91 pts
 ​"Its medium gold color is followed by a slightly tropical Chardonnay that offers plenty of mango and pineapple fruit as well as medium-bodied richness, nicely integrated acidity and a balanced style.  It has a touch of toastiness on the finish, gains depth and purity with time in the glass and is an outstanding wine to drink over the coming 4-6 years".  ​Jeb Dunnuck

"purely domestic wine report", November 2017
​91 pts
"The nose is an intense buttered popcorn, hazelnut and licorice, citrus and hay.  The palate is a supple brioche and grain with honey-spritzed peach.  Nice weight for those who like Chardonnay big, ripe and rich."  Doug Wilder

Vinous, November 2017
​90 pts
"Aromas of ripe pear, Meyer lemon and toasty lees, along with a subtle floral quality in the background.  Fleshy and supple on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and citrus fruit flavors sharpened by a jolt of candied ginger.  Shows very good depth and energy on the finish, where a late mineral flourish adds bite and focus."  Josh Raynolds
 

2015 Wrath Chardonnay, San Saba Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
92 pts
"The 2015 Chardonnay San Saba Vineyard is a barrel selection made in the winery and this cuvee goes all through malolactic fermentation. It is a rounder, richer Chardonnay that gives up impressive notes of buttered stone fruits, hazelnut, brioche and hints of white flowers.  Rich, full-flavored, yet balanced and pure, it's already approachable and best consumed over the coming 4-5 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous, November 2017
​90 pts
"Ripe pear, Meyer lemon, honey and smoky minerals on the nose, plus hints of jasmine and vanilla in the background.  Supple and nicely concentrated, offering sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors along with sweet butter and toasty lees nuances.  The floral note returns on a long, silky finish that's enlivened by a jolt of zesty acidity.  Josh Raynolds
 

2015 Wrath 115/667 Pinot Noir

"purely domestic wine report", November 2017
​94 pts
"The nose is a supple cherry with an underlying grilled stone fruit.  The palate entry is a sculpted black cherry, graphite and rose petal.  Seamless rich texture throughout." Doug Wilder

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
93pts
" ​Losts of herbs, dried red currants and cranberry compote aromas show on the nose of this bottling, which has an earthy, gamy undercurrent.  The palate tastes like it has more age on it, which is a good thing for now, with flavors of charred wood, damp forest floor and allspice, all riding a squeaky texture." Matt Kettmann

Wine Spectator, March 2018
​92 pt
s "Well oaked, in a pleasing way, giving the core of cherry, plum and licorice a dash of toasty, smoky oak that holds the flavors together on the seamless finish.  Drink now through 2026."  ​James Laube
 

2015 Wrath Swan/828 Pinot Noir

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
​91 pts
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Swan/828 has pretty potpourri, spice box, seaweed and sautéed herb notes with a core of Bing cherries, cranberries and rhubarb.  Medium-bodied with a firm, chewy backbone, it delivers mouthfilling red berry and earth layers, finishing long and on a mineral note."  Lisa Perrotti-Brown

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
​91 pts
" This ruby colored 2015 gives up classic notes of ripe cherries and framboise intermixed with underbrush, dried earth, and spice. It's medium-bodied, supple, straightforward and classic stuff that will keep for 7-8 years at minimum." Jeb Dunnuck
 

2015 Wrath Pommard 4/ 777 Pinot Noir

"purely domestic wine report", November 2017
​94 pts
"The nose is a rich, savory plum and cherry taffy.  The palate is a supple red berry and cherry on entry with rose petal in the core.  Beautifully textured throughout with a delicate finish." Doug Wilder

​JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
​91 pts
" It offers more old-world charm that most in the line-up and gives up lots of forest floor and underbrush nuances as well as ripe cherry and strawberry fruit, medium-bodied richness, light tannin and a supple, soft texture. Already approachable, it nevertheless has the balance to evolve gracefully for 7-8 years. This is undeniably the Burgundy lovers Pinot Noir in the line-up." Jeb Dunnuck
 

2015 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
​95 pt
s "It shows stems on the nose and offers a perfumed, red-fruited profile with lots of cranberries, forest floor, pomegranate and spice-laced aromatics.  It's beautiful on the palate and is lightly textured and graceful, with a silky texture.  Everything here is beautifully balanced, it has integrated acidity, fine tannin, and a great finish, and while it doesn't hit you over the head with power or richness, it grows on you with time in the glass.  Drink this gorgeous Pinot Noir anytime over the coming decade or more."  Jeb Dunnuck

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
​93 pts
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Boekenoogen Vineyard has a very fragrant nose of rose hip tea, potpourri and fertile loam over a core of red cherries and fresh raspberries plus a touch of cinnamon stick.  Light to medium-bodied, with wonderful freshness and a very fine-grained, silky tannins, it delivers a beautiful, quiet intensity and great persistence."  Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
​93pts
" Winemaker Sabrine Rodems manages to tame the richness of this vineyard while retaining its hedonistic joy.  Aromas of rose, pomegranate, hibiscus, rhubarb and dark spice lead into pillowy flavors of strawberry, raspberry and clove.  This wine feels light and racy yet full of body and flavor."  Matt Kettmann

Vinous, November 2017
92 pts​
  "Fresh, spice-tinged blackberry and cherry cola scents, along with suggestions of candied flowers, allspice and woodsmoke.  Sappy and energetic in the mouth, offering vibrant red and blue fruit and rose pastille flavors that deepen on the back half.  Smooth, focused and impressively long on the finish, which features repeating florality and smooth, slow mounting tannins."  Josh Raynolds
 

2015 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
​95+ pts
  "The 2015 Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard is a beauty and offers a little Dujac style in its notes of gunpowder, black cherries, earth, and smoke.  It's beautiful on the palate as well and is impeccably balanced, pure, and concentrated with fine tannin and a savory finish. This is a gorgeous Pinot Noir that does everything right and I susperct will evolve nicely for a decade or more." Jeb Dunnuck

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
​92 pts
"The 2015 Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard has a lovely core of kirsch, red currant jelly and stewed rhubarb with hints of red roses, dusty earth, cinnamon stick and orange peel.  Medium-bodied with a good firm , chewy backbone defining the palate, it has delicate red berry and earth layers on the long finish."  Lisa Perrotti-Brown 

Vinous, November 2017
​92 pts
 ​"Pungent cherry pit, black raspberrry, boysenberry and cola aromas are lifted and sharpened by zesty Asian spice and mineral notes.  Succulent and seamless in the mouth, offering sweet red and blue fruit liqueur flavors, a hint of mocha and a subtle rose pastille quality that builds in the glass.  Nicely concentrated but the overall impression here is of finesse.  Finishes with excellent clarity, smooth harmonious tannins and a persistent mineral note."  Josh Raynolds
 

2015 Wrath Pinot Noir, KW Ranch

JebDunnuck.com
​93 pts
"From a site in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 2015 Pinot Noir KW Ranch is ruby colored and saw the standard 20% stems and was brought up in 50% new oak.  Red currants, blackberries, smoked herbs, spice and loamy earth nuances all emerge from this seamless, elegant, beautifully textured beauty.  Possessing no hard edges, nicely integrated acidity and a great finish.  It's already hard to resist yet is going to evolve gracefully for a decade."  Jeb Dunnuck 

Vinous, November 2017
​92 pt
s "Fresh cherry and red berries on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of incense and candied rose.  Smooth, energetic and focused in the mouth, showing impressive clarity to the raspberry and bitter cherry flavors; an exotic blood orange flourish appears on the back half.  Deftly plays richness off finesse and finishes very long and precise, with dusty tannins lending gentle grip."  Josh Raynolds

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
​91 pts
"The 2015 Pinot Noir KW Ranch has a distinctly savory/meaty nose of yeast extract, smoked nuts, salted almonds, and rare beef over a core of red cherry preserves and dusty earth. Medium-bodied, firm and chewy in the mouth, it delivers delicious savory layers and great length.  Lisa Perrotti-Brown
 

2015 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
​93 pts
"One of the lighter colored releases in the line-up is the 2015 Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard which is from a site in Monterey County.  Light strawberries, cherries, rose petals and sous bois notes all emerge from this elegant, seamless, detailed Pinot Noir that has beautiful purity, a weightless, elegant texture, integrated acidity and a great finish.  It's another gorgeous, undeniably Burgundian styled Pinot Noir from this estate that's putting out some sensational Pinot Noirs." Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Spectator, March 2018
92 pts
 ​" Light cedary oak casts a smoky shadow, adding a measure of complexity and aroma to a pleasantly solid core of plum, wild berry and licorice.  The flavors fan out on the finish.  Drink now through 2025." Jame Laube

Vinous, November 2017
Rating 91 pts
 ​"Aromas of dried cherry, blackberry, rose oil and musky underbrush, joined by slowly emerging woodsmoke and vanilla accents.  Silky and energetic in the mouth, offering bitter cherry, dark berry and mocha flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half.  Shows a youthfully structured character and finishes with a solid grip and strong, smoky persistence." Josh Raynolds

Restaurant Wine, December 2017
​4 Stars
"Excellent Wrath Single Vineyard Pinots. The San Saba 2015 is a velvety, rich wine with an excellent flavor (strawberry jam, cherry, plum, spicy oak, rosehips, nutmeg), good balance, and a long, harmonious finish. Delicious" Ronn Weigand

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
​Rating 90 pts
"The 2015 Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard is delicately scented of cranberries, pomegranate and rhubarb with touches of sautéed herbs and forest floor.  Medium-bodied, focused and firmly built, the chewy tannins frame the earthy flavors nicely and it finished with an herbal lift.  Lisa Perrotti-Brown
 

2015 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield

Vinous, November 2017
​Rating 93 pts
"Cherry Cola, boysenberry and floral pastille scents are complemented by hints of mocha, vanilla and Asian spices.  Palate-staining juicy red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors display impressive power and a surprisingly light touch.  Impressively persistent on the floral-driven finish, which is given shape by silky, harmonious tannins."  Josh Raynolds

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
92 pts 
​"The 2015 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield offers a bright, slightly stemmy nose yet has beautiful purity, precision, and elegance on the palate.  Smoked currants, peppery stems, and campfire notes all emerge from the glass and it's another elegant, complex, pretty wine from this estate." Jeb Dunnuck

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
Rating 90 pts
 ​"The 2015 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield has black cherries and black raspberries over touches of black soil, black pepper, underbrush and wild thyme with a waft of lavender.  Medium-bodied, finely played with delicate fruite and with firm, grainy tannins, it has a long mineral-laced finish.  Lisa Perrotti-Brown
 

2015 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard

Wine Enthusiast, January 2018
Rating 93 pts/ Editor's Choice
​"This wine explores the gamy, cool-climate side of Syrah, sourced from the winery's estate vineyard just outside of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Roasted coffee, burnt toast, charred lamb, powdered cocoa and elderberry jam show on the nose, while a gamy flavor comes through even stronger on the firmly structured palate.​" Matt Kettmann

Vinous, November 2017
​Rating 92 pts
"Dark purple. Deeply perfumed cassis, boysenberry, incense and floral pastille scents show excellent clarity and spicy lift. Densely packed, plush and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated black and blue fruit, spice cake and candied violet flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half.  Emphatically echoes the blue fruit note on the impressively persistent finish, which features harmonious tannins and a jolt of smoky minerality."  Josh Raynolds

​JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
​Rating 91 pts
"The 2015 Syrah San Saba Vineyard checks in as 100% Syrah from a cooler site in Monterey County.  Its deeper, ruby/purple tinged color is followed by a Cornas-like bouquet of smoked meat, black raspberries, bay leaf, beef blood and earth.  While there's serious old-world charm here, it hits the palate with a core of sweet fruit, medium-bodied richness, fine tannin and outstanding length, and speaks clearly of Cali fruit! It's a silky, pleasure-bent beauty that's going to keep for a decade or more."  Jeb Dunnuck
 

2015 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch

Vinous, November 2017
​Rating 91 pts
"Ripe cherry and black currant aromas and flavors are complimented by suggestions of vanilla, violet and woodsmoke.  Peppery spice and violet pastille qualitites emerge with air, along with a subtle olive nuance.  Shows strong energy on a long, juicy finishthat features rounded tannins and lingering smokiness."  Josh Raynolds

"purely domestic wine report, November 2017
​Rating 90 pts
"The nose is a carbonized black plum, peppercorn and violet.  The palate is a waxy graphite, licorice and blackberry; the finish is surprisingly subtle in its delicacy."  Doug Wilder
 

2015 Wrath Grenache, Alta Loma Vineyard

Wine Enthusiast, April 2018
Rating 91 pts
"Rounded and ripe aromas of baked strawberry, red plum, dried rose petal and anise show on the nose of this bottling by theater tech-turned-winemaker Sabrine Rodems. The complex texture is still a bit stiff and sticky on the palate, and the flavors are strong and straightforward, with cranberry and sandalwood.​"  Matt Kettmann

​Vinous, November 2017
Rating 91 pts
"​Smoke-accented black raspberry and cocoa powder aromas are sharpened by a peppery flourish.  Supple, seamless, and round on the palate, offering plush red fruit and spice cake flavors that show very good depth and no rough edges.  At once rich and energetic, finishing with very soft, even tannins and a lingering red berry liqueur quality."  Josh Raynolds
 

2015 Wrath Destruction Level, Syrah- Grenache

​Vinous, November 2017
​Rating 93 pts
"Cherry Cola, boysenberry and floral pastille scents are complemented by hints of mocha, vanilla and Asian spices.  Palate-staining juicy red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors display impressive power and a surprisingly light touch.  Impressively persistent on the floral-driven finish, which is given shape by silky, harmonious tannins."  Josh Raynolds

JebDunnuck.com, October 2017
92 pts
 ​"The 2015 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield offers a bright, slightly stemmy nose yet has beautiful purity, precision, and elegance on the palate.  Smoked currants, peppery stems, and campfire notes all emerge from the glass and it's another elegant, complex, pretty wine from this estate." Jeb Dunnuck

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
Rating 90 pts 
​"The 2015 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield has black cherries and black raspberries over touches of black soil, black pepper, underbrush and wild thyme with a waft of lavender.  Medium-bodied, finely played with delicate fruite and with firm, grainy tannins, it has a long mineral-laced finish.  Lisa Perrotti-Brown



Previous Vintage Reviews​


2014 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard

​Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
​Rating 94 pts ​"Offering a cool climate feel in its white pepper, crushed violet, olive, raw meat and jammy black fruits, the 2014 Syrah San Saba Vineyard is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, layered and balanced, with sweet tannin and perfectly integrated acidity.  Made from 100% Syrah brought up all in barrel, this is a sensational Syrah that's well worth seeking out!  The only drawback is there's a scant 175 cases produced, but hats off to Michael Thomas on this killer effort." Jeb Dunnuck
 
Wine Spectator, March 2017
Rating 93 pts ​ "A New World style with an Old World edge.  Expressive smoky pepper, beef, and blackberry aromas open to polished and layered flavors of dark plum, bitter chocolate and licorice that linger."  Tim Fish
 
International Wine Review, April 2017
Rating 92 pts  "We've tasted this wine several times over the years and it remains one of our go-to Syrahs.  It's simply packed with flavor, evoking wet loam, cracked pepper, and blackberry pie with a nice French toasted oak accent."  Don Winkler
 
2014 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch
 
Vinous/ Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 91 pts  "Vivid Purple.  Smoky blackberry and boysenberry on the deeply perfumed nose, complicated by suggestions of olive, peppery spices and cola.  Densely packed dark berry flavors pick up licorice pastille and succulent herb qualities with aeration, along with hints of cracked pepper and candied flowers.  Spreads out and puts on weight with air, finishing with a zesty mineral cut, strong tenacity and building tannins." Josh Raynolds
 
2014 Wrath Destruction Level (Syrah-Grenache)
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
​Rating 92
pts "Named after an archaeological term, the 2014 Destruction Level is an even split of Grenache and Syrah.  Its inky ruby/purple color is followed by impressive amounts of dark fruits, wild herbs, charred meat and creamy licorice.  These give way to a medium to full-bodied, gorgeously textured red that has solid mid-palate depth, ripe tannin and a great finish." Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous/ Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 91 pts
​"Dark ruby.  Aromas of fresh dark berries and cherry compote display subtle violet pastille, licorice and woodsmoke flourishes.  Bitter cherry, cassis and spicecake flavors show very good concentration, and a jolt of juicy acidity provides lift.  The cherry and floral notes cling impressively on a long, penetrating finish that's framed by fine-grained, well integrated tannins.  I like the blend of power and finesse here."  Josh Raynolds
 
2014 Wrath Grenache, Alta Loma Vineyard
 
Tanzer/ Vinous,  October 2016
Rating 90 pts "A pungent, highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark fruits, potpourri and smoky minerals.  Juicy, sharply focused blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are complimented by a suggestion of rose pastille that gains strength as the wine opens up.  Turns sweeter and spicier on the clinging finish, which features dark berry and cola qualities" Josh Raynolds

2014 Wrath Chardonnay, San Saba Vineyard
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
Rating 92 pts  "Going through full malolactic fermentation and aged in 50-60% new French oak, the thrillingly textured, rich and full-bodied 2014 Chardonnay San Saba Vineyard dishes out tons of orchard fruits, toasted bread, baking spices and nutmeg-like aromas and flavors. Showing a touch of nuttiness on the finish, it stays clean, elegant and polished, with impeccable balance." Jeb Dunnuck
 
Wine Spectator, April 2017
Rating 90 pts  "Combines density with nuance, offering rich fig, pear and apricot flavors, with shadings of citrus and light oak. Ends clean and elegant."  James Laube
 
2014 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard
 
Vinous/ Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 90 pts 
"Ripe cherry and raspberry aromas are complicated by suggestions of musky floral and herb nuances.  Sappy and broad on entry, then showing more tension in the middle, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors that turn spicier on the back half.  Shows a refreshingly bitter edge on the persistent finish, which is framed by dusty, even tannins."  Josh Raynolds
 
Wine Spectator, February 2017
Rating 91 pts "Displays a charming red-candy mix of cherry-berry fruit that's supple and well-focused, easygoing on the tannins and a sheer joy to drink."  James Laube
 
2014 Wrath Pinot Noir, KW Ranch
Vinous/ Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 90 pts
  "Dark berries, cherry compote and a hint of wood smoke on the deeply perfumed nose.  Chewy and broad in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and black berry flavors that show very good depth and energy.  Dusty tannins provide shape and grip to the finish, which lingers with very good persistence and repeating smokiness.  The most serious of this set of Pinots." Josh Raynolds
 
2014 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
Rating 93 pts
  "A barrel selection from their estate vineyard, the 2014 Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard is another classy, outstanding wine from <Wrath>.  Seeing a small portion of whole cluster, it has rich, forward notes of black raspberries, toasty oak and licorice to go with a medium to full-bodied, polished, rounded and even sexy style on the palate." Jeb Dunnuck
 
Vinous/Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 92 pts 
"Pungent, spice-accented scents of cherry and black raspberry are complimented by hints of cola and succulent herbs.  Juicy and precise in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet red and dark berry, and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and become spicier with air.  Delivers a serious punch of berry fruit flavor and finishes sappy, sweet and very long with grip." Josh Raynolds
 
2014 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield
Vinous/Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 92 pts
  "Potent, mineral-accented aromas of fresh red berries, cherry cola and potpourri, lifted by an Asian spice nuance.  Appealingly sweeet, concentrated raspberry and floral pastille flavors are complicated by suggestions of white pepper and cola and show a hint of smokiness on the back half. Closes silky, sweet and very long with harmonious tannins building smoothly and steadily." Josh Raynolds

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
Rating 91 pts
  "From a site that always yields a softer style of wine, the 2014 Pinot Noir Tondre Grapefield is a medium to full-bodied, supple and fruit-loaded effort that gives up plenty of raspberry, lavendar and floral aromas and flavors.  Possessing ripe, sweet tannin, plenty of fruit and solid overall balance, it will dish out tons of pleasure over at least the coming 5-6 years."  Jeb Dunnuck


Wine Spectator, February 2017
Rating 90 pts
" A savory style, offering a mix of dried herb, leafy underbrush and dried berry flavors, with hints of anise, red candy, and red licorice, backed by mild tannins.  Most impressive for the length on the finish"  James Laube

 
2014 Wrath Pommard 4/ 777 Pinot Noir
Vinous/Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 91 pts
  "Perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, candied rose, peppery spices and minerals.  Vibrant and precise on the palate, offering sappy cherry and raspberry flavors that become sweeter and nervier with air.  Finishes with gentle tannins, very good length and a lingering echo of candied flowers." Josh Raynolds

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
Rating 91 pts
  "A gorgeous effort is the 2014 Pinot Noir Pommard 4/777, which has a savory, almost earthy slant in its black cherry, spice, sagebrush and dried herbs aromas and flavors.  Medium-bodied, elegant and seamless on the palate, with a terrific core of fruit and a gorgeous finish, drink this beauty anytime over the coming 7-8 years.  It's a rock solid value."  Jeb Dunnuck
 
2014 Wrath Swan/828 Pinot Noir
International Wine Review, April 2017
​Rating 90 pts
"Dark red plum accented by forest floor show on the bouquet. The palate is similarly earthy and dark in character with medium density and length. Easy, pleasant drinking. 20% whole cluster fermentation and aged 10 months in 40% new French oak." Don Winkler
 
2014 Wrath 115/667 Pinot Noir
Vinous/Tanzer, October 2016
Rating 91 pts 
"A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, peppery spices and potpourri; and a hint of rhubarb emerges with aeration.  Juicy and expansive raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors deepen slowly and become sweeter with air while maintaining levity.  Shows very good clarity and cut on the very persistent, floral-accented finish, which is given shape by harmonious tannins." Josh Raynolds
 
2014 Wrath Ex Vite Pinot Noir
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2017
Rating 90 pts
  "The only wine made with 100% whole clusters and from the estate San Saba Vineyard located just outside the edge of the Santa Lucia HIghlands, the 2014 Pinot Noir Ex Vite offers outstanding notes of strawberries, wild herbs, pepper and earth in a medium-bodied, low acid, rich and textured package.  The stems show here, but they're balanced by plenty of fruit, and it offers lots of upfront appeal."  Jeb Dunnuck
 
PREVIOUS VINTAGE REVIEWS

2013 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 90 pt
"Spice-accented blueberry and cassis aromas along with a hint of smoked meat.  Juicy and focused on the entry, then fleshier in the mid-palate, offering pliant red and dark berry flavors lifted by gentle acidity.  Finishes smoky and long, with very good clarity, soft tannins and a touch of earthiness." Josh Raynolds
 
2013 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 92 pts 
"Sexy, highly perfumed scents of ripe raspberry, boysenberry and vanilla, with a spicy element adding vivacity.  Sweet, seamless, and expansive, offering intense berry compote and spicecake flavors and a subtle touch of rose pastille.  Supple tannins come in late and tighten this suave wine's plush, clinging fruit." Josh Raynolds
 
2013 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 91+ pts
 
"Complex, spice-laced aromas of cherry-cola, black raspberry and lavender, with a mineral element adding vivacity.  Sappy and focused on the palate, offering gently sweet red and dark berry flavors that open up with air.  Youthfully taut today but there's clearly very good material here.  Finishes long and precise, with fine-grained tannins building slowly and adding grip." Josh Raynolds
 
2013 Wrath Pinot Noir, KW Ranch
International Wine Review, February 2016
Rating 92 pts
 
"The Pinot Noir KW Ranch is an elegant wine sourced from one of the finest vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands.  The wines from the KW Ranch tend to be highly aromatic and rich in red berry fruit flavor.  This one offers red berries and cherries with hints of herbs and toast.  A beauty blended with equal parts of Pommard 4 and 667 clones." Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler
 
2013 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 92 pts
 
"Ripe red berries, incense, lavender and Asian spices on the assertively perfumed nose.  Sweet, palate-staining raspberry and floral pastille flavors deepen in the middle palate while picking up a suggestion of cola.  At once seamless and sharply focused on the finish, which lingers with excellent tenacity and resonating florality." Josh Raynolds
 
2013 Wrath 115/667 Pinot Noir 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 91 pts
 
"A complex, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, potpourri and allspice.  Silky, sweet and seamless on the palate, offering energetic raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a late note of blood orange.  Quite approachable already but has the stuffing to age.  Closes with repeating florality, a whisper of fine-grained tannins and excellent persistence." Josh Raynolds
 
2013 Wrath Swan/828 Pinot Noir 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 90 pts
 
"An array of red fruits and flowers on the nose, along with suggestions of underbrush and woodsmoke.  Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering fresh raspberry and cherry flavors that tighten up on the back half.  Blends power with finesse smoothly and finishes with repeating sweetness and smooth, slow-building tannins." Josh Raynolds
 
International Wine Review, February 2016
Rating 92 pts 
"This is a fragrant Pinot Noir that exhibits ripe aromas and flavors of red berries and cherries.  It is also slightly earthy in character with good density of flavor.  Aged 10 months in 50% new French oak, it is nicely integrated with a hint of mint." Mike Potashnik and Done Winkler
 
2013 Wrath Pommard 4/777 Pinot Noir 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 90 pts 
"Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas are lifted by a mineral element and a suggestion of orange pith.  Fleshy and broad, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and hints of licorice and mocha.  A substantial but still lively Pinot with strong finishing thrust and a very good smoky persistence." Josh Raynolds
 
2013 Wrath Ex Vite Pinot Noir 
International Wine Review, February 2016
Rating 89+ pts 
"This is an easy drinking Pinot Noir fermented in stainless steel and aged in neutral oak.  It offers fresh aromas of dark berry and cherry and underbrush with touches of earth and loam.  The palate is nicely balanced and has a persistent finish." Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler
 
2013 Wrath Grenache, Alta Loma Vineyard
International Wine Review, February 2016
Rating 90 pts 
"This Grenache is dark in color with a rich collection of intense high toned red-berry fruit.  It is sourced from the biodynamically certified Alta Loma vineyard which sits on a hillside just south of the Santa Lucia Highlands.  Aged 10 months in French oak, this bottling is nicely balanced and a pleasure to drink." Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler
 
2013 Wrath Destruction Level, Syrah-Grenache-Cinsault
International Wine Review, February 2016
Rating 93 pts
 
"The Wrath Destruction Level is an attractive blend of 45% Syrah, 45% Grenache, and 10% Cinsault.  It offers rich flavors of blackberry and smoky oak.  While Syrah is dominant, the cuvee offers hints of red berries and spice.  Aged 10  months in neutral French oak." Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler
 
2013 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard
Wine Spectator, February 2016
Rating 90 pts
 
"A big, plump Syrah that offers lots of flavor, from ripe black raspberries and licorice to smoke and white pepper.  The core of solid acidity keeps this moving at a bouncy clip." Tim Fish
 
International Wine Review, February 2016
Rating 92 pts 
"The Syrah San Saba Vineyard displays a dark ruby color with aromas of earth and blackberry fruit.  It has a hint of black pepper, herbs, and toasted oak.  Aged 10 months in 66% new French oak, it is one of the finest examples of Syrah in the region." Mike Potashnik and Don Winkler
 
Wine Enthusiast, June 2016
Rating 93 pts / Editor's Choice "From a vineyard adjacent to the Santa Lucia Highlands, this wine's wondrous nose of dense black currents, blueberries, and fresh-cracked black pepper is made even more complex by black olive, gamey roasted meats and chaparral notes."  Matt Kettmann
 
2013 Wrath Syrah, Doctor's Vineyard 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 92 pts 
"Ripe dark berry and cherry pit scents are complemented by notes of olive paste, dried flowers and woodsmoke.  Textbook Syrah, offering lively blackberry and bitter cherry flavors, with Indian spice and mineral qualities adding focus and lift.  The very long, juicy finish is framed by silky, harmonious tannins that fade into the wine's sweet fruit." Josh Raynolds
 
Wine Spectator, February 2016
Rating 91 pts
 
"Big and stylish but backed by fine structure.  Raspberry, cinnamon and sassafras aromas lead to rich flavors of ripe cherry, smoky beef and cracked pepper." Tim Fish
 
Tanzer/Vinous, September 2015
Rating 91 pts
 
"High-pitched blueberry, cherry and floral scents, along with suggestions of cracked pepper and smoky minerals.  Shows very good clarity and depth, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a bracing jolt of bitter cherry pit on the back half.  This lush but lively Syrah finishes with solid thrust and smooth tannings.  Reminded me a lot of a top-drawer Saint-Joseph." Josh Raynolds
 
PREVIOUS VINTAGE REVIEWS
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard
Wine Enthusiast magazine, June 2015
Rating 94 pts  "Strawberry syrup, scarlet-red rose petals, warm licorice-laced cookies and dried sage combine for a brilliant nose from this reliably exciting vineyard, planted by a longtime cattle ranching family.   Flavors of raspberry torte and ripe red fruits float across the palate, with added complexity from lifting mint and lively yeast elements."  Matt Kettmann
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 90 pts
"An outstanding wine, the 2012 Pinot Noir Boekenoogen Vineyard comes from sandy loam soils and saw the standard 20% whole-cluster inclusion during fermentation and ten months in barrel.  It shows the darker-fruited side of the variety, with loads of purple fruits, earthy minerality, violets and underbrush all emerging from the glass.  Medium-bodied, soft, supple and nicely textured, it has a elegant, seamless profile that's geared for near-term drinking." Jeb Dunnuck

 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, KW Ranch
Wine Enthusiast magazine, May 2015
91pts  "There's a wild herbaceousness on the nose of this wine that gains aromatic complexity from peppermint candy canes and sour cherry fruits.  A menthol sense invades the palate, making it tingle pleasantly, with flavors of dried cherries and licorice leading into a long, exciting finish."  Matt Kettmann
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 90 pts
"A pretty, floral and delicate effort, the 2012 Pinot Noir KW Ranch comes from the lower slopes and the eastern side of the appellation.  It exhibits notions of earthy dark fruits, truffle, caramelized sugar and Spring flowers to go with a medium-bodied, forward and supple profile that will be ideal for consuming over the coming 2-4 years." Jeb Dunnuck
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard
Wine Enthusiast magazine, June 2015
Rating 95 pts    "Clean and ripe raspberry notes are cut with complex scents of coyote brush, slate and sweet tobacco smoke.  The palate is juicy with flavors of wild berries and Bing cherries as well as strong accents of dried herbes de Provence, sagebrush and chipped slate.  Strong acidity tingles the tongue long into the finish."  Matt Kettmann
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 92 pts
"The 2012 Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard is another beautiful effort from this estate.  Crushed flowers, bright berry fruits, rose petal and sappy underbrush all show here, and it's medium-bodied, balanced and elegant, with serious polish and length.  It's hard to resist now, but will evolve gracefully going forward on its balance." Jeb Dunnuck
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard
Wine Enthusiast magazine, June 2015
Rating 93 pts  "Winemaker Sabrine Rodems uses the winery's estate vineyard to show cinnamon, Bing cherries, root beer and mace aromas.  The flavors of anise, raspberry juice and Early Grey tea are spruced up by a generous acidity that gives the herb-leaning wine exciting zing."  Matt Kettmann
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 91 pts
"The cassis, cherry, licorice and sweet oak-scented 2012 Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard offers gorgeous texture and richness in its medium to full-bodied, balanced and forward profile.  It shows the vintage's upfront character, but there's plenty of tannin here as well, so while it can be enjoyed now, it will evolve nicely for 4-5 years as well." Jeb Dunnuck
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield
Wine Enthusiast magazine, June 2015
Rating 93 pts  "Winemaker Sabrine Rodems lays on exciting aromas of light pomegranate juice decorated by toasted sagebrush, charred fennel, pan-toasted peppercorns, graphite and pine ash.  The herb-driven, very fragrant chaparral-like flavors show pine needles, rosemary, chemise and bay leaf against a cranberry juice background."  Matt Kettmann
 
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 91 pts
"Coming from a vineyard that struggles with high pHs, the 2012 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield is a ripe, textured effort that gives up loads of strawberry, plum, crushed flowers and spice-like aromas and flavors.  Medium to full-bodied and low in acidity, it has a beautiful, mouth filling and sexy style that keeps you coming back to the glass. While it's hard to resist now, it should still evolve gracefully for 4-5 years." Jeb Dunnuck
 
Wine Enthusiast magazine, May 2015
Rating 93 pts  "Light in color and density, the wine welcomes the nose with a warm strawberry approachability, then delivers a savory side of sagebrush, green olive and dried tart cranberry.  Forest floor elements of mace and mushroom are cut with barely ripe red fruit, licorice and pencil lead, altogether showing lots of vibrant energy."  Matt Kettmann
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, 115/667
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 91 pts "Made from 57% 115 Clone and 43% 667, the 2012 Pinot Noir 115/667 is an outstanding effort that saw 20% whole-cluster and ten months in barrel.  It has beautiful cassis and cherry blossom fruit to go with more layered notes of crushed flowers, vanilla bean and sappy herbs.  Made in a fresh, lively and pure style, with loads of character." Jeb Dunnuck
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, Swan/828
Wine Enthusiast magazine, June 2015
Rating 93 pts  "A study of umami, this wine shows shitake mushrooms, decomposing wood, soy and hibiscus on the nose.  The palate is silky smooth yet with immediate verve, unfolding with flavors of loam, beef char, teriyaki-laced berries, smashed plums and graphite.  It's focused yet expansive."  Matt Kettmann
 
2012 Wrath Pinot Noir, Ex Vite
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 91 pts
"Seeing 100% whole-cluster, the 2012 Pinot Noir, Ex Vite is a serious 2012 that does everything right.  Possessing plenty of ground herbs, spice and earth, no doubt from the whole-cluster, to go with a solid core of fruit, this beauty hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, loads of texture and building sweet tannins." Jeb Dunnuck
 
2012 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard  
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 92 pts
"The 2012 Syrah San Saba Vineyard comes from sandy loam soils and the southern, warmer part of the appellation.  Fermented with 20% whole clusters and aged ten months in barrel, it offers a medium to full-bodied decandent style to go with Syrah's classic, chocolaty dark fruits, smoked earth and hints of gaminess.  While there's no shortage of fruit or texture here, this beauty stays nicely focused and fresh, with a clean finish." Jeb Dunnuck
 
Wine Spectator, January 2015
Rating 92 pts
" Featured in Wine Spectator Insider A great structure and a plush texture combine in this powerful yet sleek red.  Aromas of wild game and raspberry open to flavors of plum, fig and roasted herbs.  The tannins are firm but ripe.  Drink now through 2025."  Tim Fish
 
 
2012 Wrath Syrah, Doctor's Vineyard
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 91 pts
"The Syrah Doctor's Vineyard shows the more exotic quality of this site, with cool climate-like minty blackberry and black raspberry fruits, bay leaf, smoke and graphite all emerging from the glass.  Medium-bodied and nicely focused in style, it nevertheless has solid texture, intergrated acidity, and building tannin." Jeb Dunnuck

 
2012 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
Rating 91 pts
"Coming from a lower elevation block that's right on the east edge of the appellation, the 2012 Syrah KW Ranch has an almost Roussillon-like juniper, sage and minerality in its smoky dark fruit and peppery personality.  One of the more structured Syrahs in the vintage, it has medium-bodied richness, solid concentration and a tannic finish." Jeb Dunnuck
 

PREVIOUS VINTAGE REVIEWS

 

2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard
Vinous, August 2013
Rating 90 pts
"Dark cherries, plums, menthol, pomegranate, tobacco and earthiness meld together in the Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard.  Here, too, the expression of fruit is quite open and soft within the context of the year.  The 22% whole clusters are nicely balanced.  A soft, supple finish makes the 2011 very difficult to resist."  Antonio Galloni

International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 90 pts 
"The Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard displays more red fruited aromas and flavors than some of the other bottlings.  It is also somewhat more cool climate in character with less ripeness on the palate.  It has dark red berry fruit, pepper, and spice with soft round tannins and a long finish."  IWR Tasting Panel



2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Rating 92 pts  "The 2011 Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard shows a pretty, seamless profile with plenty of pure black cherry, currants, underbrush, flower garden and rose petal aromas and flavors.  Beautifully textured, in a rich, supple style, it has nicely intergrated acidity and should offer solid drinking through 2012.  Jeb Dunnuck

Vinous, August 2013
Rating 90 pts  "The Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard wraps around the palate with succulent dark red fruit, flowers, sweet spices, and vanillin.  There is a suppleness to the 2011 that is quite attractive and also a bit unusual in young Wrath Pinots. I would prefer to drink the 2011 over the next few years, while the fruit retains its primal beauty." Antonio Galloni

International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 92 pts 
"The 2011 Pinot Noir McIntyre Vineyard exhibits ripe and briary red berry fruit aromas and flavors.  It is nicely balanced with good fruit concentration, a soft texture and round tannins.  It is very supple and delicious with nicely integrated toasted oak and spices."  IWR Tasting Panel
 
2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Rating 90 pts  "Another outstanding effort, the 2011 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield shows solid typicity with its red and black currant fruit, smoked herbs, and hints of background meatiness.  A medium-bodied, supple effort, it's delicious but best consumed over the coming 2-4 years."  Jeb Dunnuck


International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 90+ pts
 
"Sourced from this 100-acre vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Pinot Tondré Grapefield reveals aromas of fresh dark cherry, plum, oak and earth.  Utilizing 20% whole cluster fermentation, it is soft and round on the plalate with good red fruit flavor intensity."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 91 pts "High-pitched red berries and cherry pit on the fragrant, herb-laced nose.  Spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors gain sweetness and weight with air, picking up a hint of licorice on the way.  Shows very good energy and focus on the finish, leaving sweet red fruit notes behind."  Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer 


International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 91 pts 
"The 2011 Pinot Noir Boekenoogen Vineyard exhibits ripe red berry fruit aromas and flavors from this high altitude vineyard.  Using 25% whole cluster fermentation with 11 months of aging in French oak (35% new) it shows hints of smoke and herbs and is full in the mouth, almost compote-like with suppleness and richness of fruit and flavor.  It is nicely balanced with soft round tannins and a persistent finish."  IWR Tasting Panel

Wine Enthusiast magazine, October 2014
Rating 94 pts
and Editor's Choice 
"There’s something magical in the dirt of this vineyard, and <Wrath> makes it shine extra bright in this bottling. The nose combines cranberry and light pomegranate with a fennel funk. Next, the palate starts with a zing of acidity followed by layers of flavor. Red currant and raspberry morph to cola, mocha and dried lavender, then finish on tart cranberry." Matt Kettmann
 

2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, 115/667
Vinous, August 2013
Rating 92+ pts  "the 2011 Pinot Noir 115/667 is the most distinctive and compelling Pinot in this range.  Bright red cherries, savory herbs, mint and licorice all seem to jump from the glass.  This mid-weight, focused Pinot is laced with gorgeous aromatic overtones from the use of 20% whole clusters.  I very much like the sense of pure energy and focus here." Antonio Galloni

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Rating 90 pts 
"More impressive is the 2011 Pinot Noir 115/667.  Showing the darker side to Pinot fruit, with black raspberry, wild strawberry, spice and plenty of underbrush, this medium-bodied beauty has a full, rich mid-palate and pumps out loads of fruit on the finish.  It is an outstanding effort and should deliver plenty of pleasure over the coming 3-5 years." Jeb Dunnuck
 

2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, Swan/828
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 91 pts "Mineral and spice tinged dark fruits on the nose.  Taut and focused on entry, then fleshier and sweeter in the mid-palate, offering lively black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors complicated by rose pastille and licorice.  Fine-grained tannins give shape to the impressively persistent finish, which leaves a sexy floral quality behind." Josh Raynolds  http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer 

International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 91 pts
 
"The 2011 Pinot Noir Swan/828 displays a medium ruby color and aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and loam.  Fermented in 20% whole cluster, it is very ripe and compote-like in the mouth with black cherry and plum flavors with a touch of earthiness and oak.  Aged 10 mo. in 50% new oak, it has soft round tannins and a long finish."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, Pommard 4/777
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 90 pts "Aromas of cherry, dark berries, floral oils and orange pith with a subtle smoky top-note. Shows very good energy on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of bitter herbs.  The floral note comes back strong on the finish, which features silky tannins and subtle oak spices." Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer


International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 90 pts 
"The Pinot Noir Pommard 4/777 displays a medium dark ruby color and ripe flavors of black cherry fruit with hints of sweet oak.  Fermented 45% whole cluster, it is soft and very full and fat on the palate with rich and concentrated flavors, black pepper and spice and a long finish.  Aged 10 months in French oak, 45% new." IWR Tasting Panel

 

2011 Wrath Pinot Noir, Ex Vite
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 90 pts "Sexy, oak-spiced red fruits and fresh flowers on the perfumed nose.  Sweet, seamless and nicely concentrated, offering fresh raspberry and cherry-cola flavors that put on weight with air.  Finishes smooth, smoky and long with velvet tannins that fade into the wine's plump fruit."  Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer 

 

2011 Wrath Syrah, Doctor's Vineyard
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Rating 91 pts  "A gorgeous Syrah that dishes out smoking notes of white pepper, crushed flowers, game and creamy black cherry and black raspberry, the 2011 Syrah Doctor's Vineyard is beautifully balanced with medium-bodied richness and sweet tannin.  Showing the perfumed, cooler climate side to Syrah on the nose, it has plenty of texture and grip."  Jeb Dunnuck


Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 91 pts 
"High-pitched aromas of cherry pit, black raspberry and candied violet, with a peppery overtone.  Juicy and precise on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors with notes of black olive and cracked pepper.  Deeper and fleshier on the finish, which is firmed by silky, harmonious tannins.  In an elegant style for New World Syrah but with no lack of power."  Josh Raynolds  http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

International Wine Review, December 2013
Rating 92 pts 
"This is a magnificent wine.  It reveals rich, opulent and concentrated dark berry fruit aromas on the nose with hints of red fruit, earth, and burnt toast.  It is amazingly pure, supple and rich in flavor, has a lush soft texture and a long persistent flavor.  This confirms our view that Doctor's Vineyard is among the finest sources for Syrah anywhere in California."  IWR Tasting Panel

 

2011 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 90 pts  "Fresh cherry, floral and peppery spice aromas, with a smoky overtone.  Chewy red fruit flavors give way to darker, deeper cassis and blueberry with air while maintaining vivacity.  A peppery nuance sharpens the fleshy finish, which features supple tannins and a hint of smoked meat."  Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

Wine Spectator, November 2013
Rating 92 pts 
"Offers an exotic range of rich flavors, with red berry, game meat, rhubarb, smoke, tobacco leaf, roasted herb and hot brick notes. Reminiscent of a Southern Rhône red. Drink now through 2022."  James Laube
 

2011 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2013
Rating 91 pts  "Slightly reductive with deep, meaty aromas and flavors of black currants, smoked meats and smoked herbs, the 2011 Syrah KW Ranch is medium to full-bodied, rich and shows solid mid-palate depth and juicy acidity.  It too is an outstanding effort to drink over the coming 4-5 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Spectator, November 2013
Rating 90 pts
 
"A lively, zesty style, with a full range of spice, cherry, plum and tobacco notes, displaying graceful elegance and understated nuance. Drink now through 2021."  James Laube

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, October 2013
Rating 90 pts 
"Meaty, brooding aromas of dark plum, licorice and blackberry complemented by smoky oak and black pepper nuances.  Smooth and spicy on the palate, with pungent dark berry flavors sharpened by the wine's peppery quality. Fine-grained tannins give the smoke and spice accented finish good shape and grip."Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

Double Gold American Fine Wine Competition, January 2014
 


PREVIOUS VINTAGE REVIEWS


 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 91+pts
"Pungent cherry, blackberry and botanical herb scents, along with a spicy topnote and a slow-building vanilla nuance.  Lush, velvety red and dark berry flavors show liqueur-like intensity, with bright acidity adding spine and lift.  Comes off as both powerful and graceful ." Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

International Wine Review, Dec 2012
Rating 91 pts
 
"Ripe red berry aromas and flavors come together nicely in this delicious estate Pinot Noir.  It exhibits freshness and purity of red fruit flavors and reveals a silky texture, beautiful balance and a long persistant finish."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, Boekenoogen Vineyard

Wine Spectator, September 2013
Rating 91 pts
"Subtle and vibrant, with a gentle intensity that builds around the fine-grained tannins. Features mineral, wild berry, cranberry and raspberry notes, gaining depth and persistence on the long, fruity finish." James Laube

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
Rating 90 pts
" The 2010 Pinot Noir Boekenoogen Vineyard is a rich, overt wine for Wrath, but in the context of Santa Lucia Highlands, it remains relatively delicate and feminine.  The 20% whole clusters come through in the finessed, floral notes that grace the gently spiced finish.  The Boekenoogen impresses for its overall sense of harmony."  Antonio Galloni

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts
"Cherry-vanilla and dark berry aromas and flavors are complicated by notes of cola and anise.  Sexy oak makes an early appearance but is quickly folded into the fruit.  This hefty but energetic pinot could handle rich red meat dishes." Josh Raynolds         http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer
 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts
"Aromas and flavors of cherry-cola and black raspberry, with a hint of allspice coming up with air.  Juicy and penetrating, showing mounting richness and finishing with subtle tannins.  Very appealing now but has the depth to age." Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

San Francisco Chronicle, July 2012
Recommended
"Wrath, a small-production winery, was formerly known San Saba Vineyards before a 2007 change in ownership within the family. Hints of tobacco leaf and dried herb underscore the pert cherry nose and bright palate of cherry tempered by hints of leather." 

International Wine Review, February 2013
Rating 92 pts
"This is a delicious Pinot Noir with forward aromas of dark cherries, spice and a hint of oak. It is soft and elegant on the palate with intensity of bright berry fruit flavors, good balance and a long elegant finish."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, Tondré Grapefield

International Wine Review, February 2013
Rating 90 pts
"This is a lovely Pinot Noir of dark berry fruit, wet earth and minerals. It has a soft texture and a silky mouth feel with good intensity of black cherry fruit flavors, earth and forest floor flavors. Nicely balanced with good acidity and a long finish." IWR Tasting Panel

"Restaurant Wine, Issue #145
5 stars "
The Tondré Grapefield is very ripely flavored, full bodied, and rich; a supple, generously flavored wine with moderate acidity and a long finish tasting of stawberry, plum jam, rose petal, sage, clove, and spicy oak.  Exceptional." Ronn Wiegand

 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, Ex Vite

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts
"Spicy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with suggestions of cola and dried flowers in the background.  Juicy on entry, then taut in the mid-palate, offering lively red berry preserve and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness with air.  Closes on a spicy note, with fine-grained tannnins and zesty cut." Josh Raynolds  http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

International Wine Review, February 2013
Rating 90+ pts
"This Pinot Noir offers aromas of loam and dark cherry fruit and spice. It is soft and round on the palate with good flavor intensity and hints of brambly fruit. It is nicely balanced with high acidity and a long finish."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, Pommard 4/777

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 91 pts
"Aromas and flavors of black raspberry and cola with sexy floral and spice cake nuances adding complexity.  Deeply flavored but light on its feet." Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

International Wine Review, Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts
"The Pommard 4 and 777 clones are combined in this easy-drinking Pinot Noir.  It is medium-ruby in color with aromas and flavors of cherry, pomegranate and dry loam.  It is nicely balanced with firm tannins and a pleasant finish."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, 115/667

International Wine Review, February 2013
Rating 91 pts
"A blend of two clones, this Pinot Noir reveals fresh juicy red berry fruit on the nose and overall elegance on the palate. It is nicely focused and delicate with red fruit flavors, violets, spice and toasted oak with a long lingering finish."  IWR Tasting Panel
 

2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, Swan/828

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts "
Vibrant aromas of red currant and cherry are lifted by notes of flowers and Asian spices.  Energetic, juicy flavors of red berries, bitter cherry and allspice dominate the palate.  This spicy, open-knit pinot finishes with good clarity and cut." Josh Raynolds   http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer
 

2010 Wrath Syrah, Doctor's Vineyard

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2012
Rating 90 pts
 
"The 2010 Syrah Doctor's Vineyard is another delicious offering from Wrath.  Dark red cherries, dried flowers, mint and grilled herbs are layered into an attractive, medium-bodied frame.  The 2010 shows lovely depth and inner perfume from start to finish.  The partial use of whole clusters (20%) gives the wine an additional dimension of lift."  Antonio Galloni

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 91 pts
"Spicy, seductively perfumed bouquet of fresh cherry and dark berries, potpourri and smoky Indian spices.  Offers energetic, sharply focused cassis and bitter cherry on the palate with attractive star anise and floral pastille notes building in the glass." Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer
 

Rhone Report, December 2012
Rating 92 pts
"Very perfumed and lively, it delivers a cool-climate array of crisp blackberry, leafy tobacco, earth,, pepper and violets that flows to a medium+ bodied Syrah that has a silky, seamless texture, integrated acidity, and a clean, classically focused finish.  Building on the palate, with solid length and firm tannin, it's a finesse driven, aromatic effort that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and shine for 8-10 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

Wine Spectator, March 2012
Rating 90 pts 
"Rich and layered, with spicy, beefy, peppery scents accented by fresh earth, new leather and cedary touches, ending with subtle minerality. Drink now through 2022."  James Laube

 

2010 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard

Wine Spectator, March 2013
Rating 93 pts
"Pure, rich and generous, displaying savory herb, blackberry, wild berry, tar and black licorice flavors that extend into Bolognese sauce accents, ending with a neatly tapered finish. Drink now through 2022."  Jame Laube

International Wine Review, Dec 2012
Rating 93 pts
 
"This is an opaque ruby-colored Syrah with perfumy, ripe and pure blueberry fruit on the nose.  It is velvet smooth on the palate and with nicely concentrated flavors.  It has a long and delicious finish with round tannins.   It is delicious and beautifully crafted."  IWR Tasting Panel

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts
"Spice accented aromas are complicated by subtle vanilla and lavender nuances.  Juicy, penetrating black and blue fruit flavors show an attractive blend of richness and vivacity, picking up a cracked pepper note with air." Josh Raynolds http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

Rhone Report, December 2012
Rating 91+ pts
"The 2010 Wrath Syrah, San Saba Vineyard is inky in color and delivers a knockout bouquet of mineral-drenched red and black berry fruit, smoked herbs, roasted meats, earth, and pepper.  The most dense and concentrated in the line-up, it nevertheless stays beautifully fresh and pure on the palate, with clean acidity, excellent purity, and a great finish.  Showing solid tannin grip, it will benefit from short term cellaring and thrill for over a decade."  Jeb Dunnuck
 

2010 Wrath Syrah, KW Ranch

Wine Spectator, January 2013
Rating 91 pts
"
Combines richness with tiers of spice, blackberry, black peper, anise and sage.  Very complete, gliding along on the finish." James Laube

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2012
Rating 90 pts
"Fresh dark berry and cherry aromas gain power with air, picking up notes of dried flowers and anise.  Sweet, concentrated black raspberry and candied violet flavors provide very good palate coverage and are nicely brightened by zesty minerals ." Josh Raynolds  http://www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

Rhone Report, December 2012
Rating 91+pts
"Slightly less exotic and wild, with plenty of raspberry, mineral, spice, and flowers, the 2010 Wrath Syrah KW Ranch is medium-bodied, fresh, and lively on the palate, with a core of sweet fruit.  As with the Doctor's Vineyard, it blossoms with air, has superb purity of fruit, and a mineral-tinged finish that keeps you coming back for another glass.  Enjoy it over the coming 7-8 years."  Jeb Dunnuck

 

PREVIOUS VINTAGE REVIEWS

2008 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard 

Wine of the Year, Best of Show, Best Red  Monterey Wine Competition 2011

The Wine Enthusiast, November 2010
Rating 90 pts
“The vineyard bears only a Monterey appellation, but the location is strategically close to both the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Arroyo Seco. The wine is quite good, racy in acidity and dry. It offers complex flavors of strawberries and cherries, with earthier notes of sauteed wild mushrooms and mulch. A real success, and a wine that will pick up bottle complexity over the next 4-5 years.”
—Steve Heimoff
 

Wine Review Online, September 2010
Rating 91 pts "
Rare is the California Pinot Noir that exploits the lean, wild side of this unique grape rather than the plump lushness typical of Pinot grown in the famously intense California sun. While Wrath's San Saba Pinot is still absurdly young, its smoky, meaty, mushroomy elements will still satisfy palates that yearn for a hint of the untamed feral flavors true Pinot lovers crave. This is not, however, one of those pale, skeletal wines many enophiles seek out in Burgundy, for Wrath's Pinot is awash in concentrated cherry and strawberry elements embeded in layers of silky tannins"— Marguerite Thomas
 

2008 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard

Burghound, Issue 45, 1st Quarter 2012                                                                                                                            Rating 91 pts "A moderately high-toned nose offers up notes of mostly red berry fruit liqueur aromas that are liberally sprinkled with top notes of cranberry and lavender. There is excellent delineation to the balanced and impressively persistent finish that also delivers fine depth. This is lovely and while it could be drunk now I would advise holding it for a few more years first."—Allen Meadows  

 

2008 Wrath Syrah, Doctor's Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands 

International Wine Cellar, Nov/Dec 2010
Rating 90 pts “ Inky purple.  Powerful aromas of cherry-vanilla, cassis and violet, with mounting licorice and dark chocolate qualities.  Fleshy, deeply pitched dark fruit liqueur flavors are energized by peppery spice notes and show a smoky, oaky character.  The oak fades into the lush fruit on a long, broad finish.  Serve this with the richest lamb or beef dishes.”—Josh Raynolds  www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

Wine Spectator Insider, January, 2011
Rating 91 pts
“ A dense, chewy, rustic and potent youngster, exhibiting firm pepper, spice, wild berry and dried berry flavors that are full-bodied and complex, ending with drying tannins that string out the flavors.  Best from 2012 through 2020.”—James Laube

International Wine Review, July 2010
Rating 92 pts
“The opaque, purple Doctor's Vineyard Syrah is quite simply an exceptional wine- complex, rich, and deeply flavored.  Made from both free run and pressed juice and aged in about 30 percent new French oak, the wine shows dark cherry, chocolate, smoke, and savory meat on the nose.  It is smooth on the attack and full, ripe and rich on a beautifully balanced palate.  Even better than the 2007 vintage, in our opinion.”—Donald Winkler

The Wine Advocate, Issue #190
Rating 89+ pts “ An intriguing wine that could easily merit an outstanding score with another year or so of bottle age, this full-bodied Syrah displays cool-climate, earthy, bay leaf, black currant and black cherry notes with some subtle hints of barbecue smoke and forest floor. The complexity of the wine almost recalls a top Burgundy, but the density of fruit and ripeness are all Syrah. A provocative wines, it should drink nicely for 7-8 years and possibly improve.”—Robert Parker


PREVIOUS VINTAGE REVIEWS


2007 Wrath Pinot Noir, San Saba Vineyard

The Wine Advocate Issue #184
Rating 91 pts “The dark ruby-hued 2007 Pinot Noir San Saba Vineyard reveals an attractive, Burgundian-styled beet root, black currant, and cherry-scented bouquet, medium to full body, silky tannin, good acids, and a real terroir character. It should drink well for 3-4 years."
— Robert Parker

 

2007 Wrath Syrah, Doctor's Vineyard

 The Wine Enthusiast, November 2009
Rating 94 pts
"Syrah is the secret weapon of the Highlands  and Wrath has produced a very fine one in this massive '07.  Made in the Northern Rhone style, it's dark, full-bodied and dry, with rich flavors of blackberries, currants, beef jerky, dark chocolate, black pepper, violets and plenty of smoky oak.  Brilliant and compelling.  Now through 2013."— Steve Heimoff

 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar  Nov/Dec '09
Rating 90 pts
“Deep ruby.  Complex aromas of blackbery, violet, tobacco and smoky Indian spices.  Deep in flavor but not excessively weighty, offering sweet dark berry flavors and a note of bitter cherry.  Supple tannins add support and carry through the persistent, gently sweet and smoky finish.”— Josh Raynolds www.wineaccess.com/tanzer

International Wine Review , December 2009
Rating 91 pts
  "A superb Syrah from Doctor's Vineyard revealing a dark ruby hue and ripe smoky black fruit aromas. Soft and elegant on the palate with concentrated black fruit flavors, toasted oak, soft round tannins and beautiful balance.  Aged for 11 months in French oak barrels.  A terrific wine!"— The IWR Tasting Panel

 The Wine Advocate Issue #184
Rating 89+
“A new producer for me, Wrath’s 2007 Syrah Doctor’s Vineyard offers a big, sweet kiss of meat juices intermixed with pepper, black currants, and spicy box. This deep ruby/purple-tinged, spicy, medium to full-bodied Syrah exhibits plenty of cassis and blackberry fruit supported by good underlying acidity as well as structure. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years”— Robert Parker

 

2007 Wrath 877/Noir Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands

International Wine Review , December 2009
Rating 90 pts 
 "The 877/Noir is another attractive Syrah from Wrath.  It exhibits dark fruit aromas and is nicely concentrated on the palate with dark cherry and plum flavors, black pepper, and herbal notes.  It has a velvety smooth mouth feel with excellent balance and noteworthy acidity on the finish.  Aged for 11 months in neutral Franch and American oak barrels."— The IWR Tasting Panel

The Wine Enthusiast , November 2009
Rating 89 pts 
 "This is a generous, likable syrah for drinking soon.  It's dark in color, full-bodied, and dry with ripe flavors of  blackberries, plums, cola, anise, sandlewood and peppery spices.  The soft tannins help the wine finish rich and silky."— Steve Heimoff