92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2019 Kokomo North Coast Red is deep, rounded, and persistent. This wine delivers aromas and flavors of black fruit, anise, and oak. Serve it with slowly-braised meats. (Tasted: May 27, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
90pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Cuvee checks in as a kitchen sink blend of 35% Grenache, 23% Zinfandel, 18% Carignan, and the balance Syrah and Petite Sirah that was brought up in 20% new French oak. It's another up-front, undeniably delicious wine from this estate that has lots of kirsch and darker berry fruits to go with a round, supple, sexy texture, sweet tannins, no shortage of fruit, and notes of candied orange, spice, and flowers.
The 2019 blend is comprised of Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, Carignan, and Petite Sirah. This wine is very complex because of the nature of the blend. The deep ruby color is backed up by essence of blueberry, black cherry, lavender, with cracked pepper and earthy notes. It has a medium body and soft tannins that lead to a long lingering finish.
Blend: 35% Grenache, 23% Zinfandel, 18% Carignan, 12% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah