Friday, July 2, 2021

Law Estate Wines. Big time red blends from Paso Robles!

These wines are incredible and received rave reviews from Jeb Dunnuck. They are very limited. In stock at Rock Hill or online for transfer.

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.

2017 Laws Estate Audacious Red...$74.99 / 750ml
Don Law's take on Priorat, age worthy, but approachable now.
Based on 35% Grenache, 32% Carignan, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 47% new oak, the 2017 Audacious reveals a ruby hue to go with a perfumed nose of blueberries, wild strawberries, new leather, flowery incense, and herbes de Provence. Gorgeous on the palate as well, with full-bodied richness, a weightless texture, and no hard edges, it will drink brilliantly over the coming 7-8 years, if not longer. It's in the same class as the brilliant 2016 and should be snatched up by readers! 
-Jeb Dunnuck  98/100
The 2017 Audacious is composed of 35% Grenache, 32% Carignan, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 13% Syrah, aged 19 months in 47% new oak. Medium to deep ruby-purple in the glass, it's scented of cranberry sauce, Italian plums, marionberry and boysenberry with accents of blood orange, underbrush, oolong tea, pencil shavings, wild thyme and peppered meats. The medium-bodied, floral-laced palate is silky, grainy and juicy with a very long, layered finish.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Laws Estate Beguiling Red...$74.99 / 750ml 
Light on its feet, but still rich and powerful. Beguiling is a perfect description!
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. 
-Jeb Dunnuck 97/100
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!
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

2017 Laws Sagacious Red...$74.99 / 750ml 
Reminiscent of wines from the Northern Rhone
Close to one-third each of Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Syrah (it's slightly Mourvèdre-heavy), the deeper ruby/plum color of the 2017 Sagacious is followed by a meaty, savory red with lots of spiced meat, dried herbs, pepper, violets, and both red and blue fruits. Rich, full-bodied, and beautifully balanced, with plenty of underlying structure, drink it any time over the coming 8-10 years. (edited)
-Jeb Dunnuck 95/100 
Made up of 38% Mourvèdre, 33% Grenache and 29% Syrah aged 19 months in 40% new oak, the 2017 Sagacious has a medium to deep ruby-purple color and is youthfully mute to begin. With time in the glass, the nose blossoms to marionberries, boysenberries and cranberry preserves with accents of rhubarb, blood orange, autumn leaves, saline, cinnamon stick and amaro. Medium-bodied with dense fruit taking its time to unfurl, it has a grainy frame and juicy freshness with a long, orange- and flower-laced finish. This will benefit from another few years in bottle.
Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate

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