95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Sagacious is a blend of 39% Mourvèdre, 31% Grenache and 30% Syrah, with some whole cluster inclusion. It spent 19 months' maturation in 36% new French oak. Medium ruby-purple, it has red cherry and blueberry fruit with a range of accents from dark spices and earth to bright bitters, lilac and citrus. The palate is silky and super fresh, with spices and mineral character on the long finish. It's lovely now, but it will develop more savory layers with time in bottle.
95pts Jeb Dunnuck
Lots of darker plum and blackberry fruits as well as peppery herbs, spring flowers, and spicy notes emerge from the 2019 Sagacious, another ripe, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced red that has tons of minerality and savory earth-like nuances on the palate. As with all of these, it has incredible character and, I have no doubt, a decade of longevity.
94pts James Suckling
A dense yet agile red with blackberry, limestone and chalky character. Full, yet fresh and bright. Cool at the end. Grenache, mourvedre and syrah. Drink or hold.
Always true to its name, Sagacious presents the embodiment of wisdom exponentially over time, showing an immaculate purity of fruit, structure, and an everlasting finish. The 2019 Sagacious drives an array of mouth-watering black and red fruits, dried cherries, crushed violets, cedar, and dried sweet herbs. Bright, silky, and fresh in its youth, this wine is destined for an extraordinary evolution through infinite layers of aromatics and flavors, producing unbridled umami notes in its graceful aging for many years to come.
Blend: 39% Mourvèdre, 31% Grenache, 30% Syrah