“Big Games” are about long-standing rivals on the same playing field where the outcome is bigger than the individual participants. In wine, the rivalry of Rhone and Bordeaux regions is timeless. Our wine, The Big Game, is where Bordeaux meets Rhone and everyone wins. The stars are Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot on one side and Syrah on the other.
Ultimately, the character of the wine is closer to the complexity and size of Bordeaux than Rhone, but the spirit of the wine is a tie. The Big Game is layered, complex, and mouth-filling. There is something in there for everybody. The red fruits, the black fruits, the freshness, the earthiness. It’s a classic.
229 cases produced. 46% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petit Verdot
95 Points “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2013 The Big Game, a blend of 46% Syrah, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot, reveals a lovely perfum of star anise, potpourri and dried roses over a core of blackberry preserves, cassis and mulberries, plus hints of forest floor, cloves and dried herbs. Full-bodied and densely laden with gregarious fruit and spice layers, it has a great structure of ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of vitality in the long finish. Drink 2017-2033.” – Wine Advocate, September 2017
94 Points – JebDunnuck.com, August 2017
93 Points – Connoisseurs’ Guide to California WIne, March 2017
93 Points – Vinous, November 2017