97 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Downstream is slightly less Zinfandel-dominated and checks in as 66% Zinfandel, 15% Mataró, and the rest Grenache, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tempranillo, and Viognier, a large portion of which comes from the Paderewski Vineyard. It’s a darker, smoky wine that has stunning notes of cassis, blood orange, smoke herbs, and ground pepper. Layered and multi-dimensional on the palate, with silky tannins, give bottles a year or so and enjoy over the following decade or more. (JD) 97+(10/2019)
96 points Vinous
Opaque purple. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented blackberry and cherry preserve aromas are complemented by incense, licorice and pungent floral notes. Supple, sweet and impressively concentrated, offering palate-staining black/blue fruit, spice-cake, cola and lavender pastille flavors that are braced by a spice of juicy acidity. Plush yet surprisingly lively for its heft, showing a suave floral note and superb clarity on the strikingly long, youthfully tannic finish. (JR) (12/2020)
95 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2017 Downstream is a blend of 60% Zinfandel, 15% Mourvèdre, 9% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 2% Tannat and 1% Viognier and contains much less fruit from the Dusi vineyard than its 2016 counterpart. It was made with 20% whole cluster and aged 19 months (no new oak was used). Medium to deep ruby in color, the nose opens with blood orange, warm yellow peaches, raspberry, pomegranate and cranberry preserves with accents of red cherry candy, powdered sugar, dusty earth, dried leaves and an amaro undercurrent. The medium to full-bodied palate offers great layers and intensity with a grainy frame and fantastic freshness, finishing long with bombastic flavors. 300 cases were made. (EB) (2/2020)
3 bottles – 750 mL + 1 bottle – 1.5L
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Fill Level: Perfect
Wine Color/Clarity: Perfect.
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