On the nose: Dark berry fruit, blueberry and blackberry with baking spices and notes of cherry cola.
On the palate: Lush blueberry, boysenberry and red stone fruit. Rich earthy undertones laced with cedar and spice. Hints of eucalyptus trailing into a creamy subtle oak finish. A silky mouthfeel that slides along your palate leaving you wanting more.
Heretic Fans! We’ve kept you waiting and wanting more, after 5 years, it’s finally here, the 2013 Heretic!
Heretic is one of our highest acclaimed wines and has garnered us a lot of fame.
2004 Heretic - 93 Wine Spectator Rating
#41 on Wine Spectator Top 100 List
(The only Petite Sirah on the list!)
2005 Heretic - 91 Wine Spectator Rating
"A big wine that is loaded with personality" - WS
2009 Heretic - 90 Wine Spectator Rating
On the Nose: Red berry fruit turning to dark berry fruit. Tar, boysenberry, and elderberry with hints of cream and dark chocolate.
On the palate: Black fruit, boysenberry, cranberry, currants, and spice nestled into velvet tannins. The fruit is wrapped in cedar and oak trailing into a dark chocolate finish. The Bull is Out! It's time to run with him. NO FEAR!!
On the nose: Deep red and black berry fruit with dark chocolate covered espresso beans with hints of spice and creamy oak.
On the palate: A labyrinth of dark exotic fruits. Deep Blueberry, bright Pomegranate, bloody like Rhubarb, building to the monster structure laced with velvet tannins. Long, long, "War & Peace" long... on the palate with mouth-watering fruit and a mouthfeel that make you crave more. Bright acitity hits the top of the mouth and keeps you from slipping into the heart of darkness that lies at the core of this wine. Waves of mouth-filling tannins continue endlessly all the way to the dark chocolate and creamy oak finish. Time passes as you taste this wine, or does it? Maybe what best describes Louis Cypher is a timeless sensation... maybe it's "The Devil Inside."
On the Nose: Raspberry, cranberry, & rhubarb laced with nutmeg and exotic spice with hints of vanilla oak.
On the Palate: Rich raspberry fruit with bright acidity dances with cranberry, rhubarb and exotic spice. The big sexy mouthfeel is accented with grippy tannins that weave through the surprising massive structure. Generous red and black fruit run long on the palate and trail into a dried herb and subtle vanilla oak finish. "Like getting spanked with a velvet glove."
On the Nose: Bright violet and lavender with black stone fruit and spice.
On the Palate: Black and red stone fruit turning bright with a hint of provincal herb, black cherry and laced with peper and spice. Lively acid keeps the fruit bright and right up front with firm structure and mouthfeel dancing across the mid-palate. The flavors linger into a slow silky oak finish… it makes me think of lingerie.
On the Nose: Deep Blueberry and black fruits with Violets and white pepper. Eyes hidden behind a tragic veil of mocha, spice and creamy toasted oak.
On the Palate: Layers of deep, dark Blueberry, Boysenberry, alternating with bright red berry fruit. Long n the palate with a brooding but seductive structure laced with tobacco, cassis and exotic spices. Velvet tannins dressed in black trail into a creamy toasted oak finish with a suggestion of Crème Brûlée. She will seduce you. You will do anything she asks.