97pts Jeb Dunnuck
The Grenache-dominated (there's 18% Syrah) 2017 Beguiling offers a similar ruby/plum hue as well as spicy notes of wild strawberries, blueberries, dried earth, toasted spices, and flowery incense. It's another elegant yet full-bodied, powerful wine in this lineup that's loaded with character.
94pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Beguiling is made up of 82% Grenache and 18% Syrah, the highest proportion of Syrah ever for this wine. The wine aged 19 months in 30% new oak. It has a medium ruby-purple color and lifted aromatics of cranberry jelly, blackberry jam, red and black currants, salami and pepper with touches of bergamot, red berries, autumn leaves, underbrush and amaro. Medium-bodied and silky, it slowly unfurls to floral and orange-tinged fruits, with a finely grained frame and juicy acidity calling you back for one more sip, finishing long and very layered. Lovely!
Philipp Pfunder was assistant winemaker at Law Estate from 2016 to 2019—in 2019 he became head winemaker. He’s worked at a broad range of wineries, including Kumeu River in New Zealand, Château Angélus in Bordeaux and Screaming Eagle in Napa.
Members and critics alike agree that Beguiling, like “The Nines” is a pure distinction of how truly incredible the Law Vineyard is for growing some of the world’s best Grenache. Its structure and refinement provide for graceful aging and a symphony of dark cherries, red berries, dried blood orange and flowers, with a savory tension of baking spices and crushed stone minerality. This wine provides a sexiness that needs to be tasted to be believed.
Blend: 82% Grenache, 18% Syrah