Opaque Darkness 2017
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Opaque Darkness 2017

  • v90
  • we90
  • ws87

750ml
$28.99
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The word 'opaque' means "impenetrable to light" and refers to the dark, inky, impenetrable color of our family's proprietary blend. We were so impressed by the Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, and Malbec grapes from our estate vineyards in Paso Robles, that we reserved them for this special blend. After aging in French and American barrels for 15 months, our hand-crafted artisan blend reveals ripe flavors of raspberry and blackberry with notes of spice and vanilla. Enjoy the darkness!
Vinous
  • v90

Inky ruby. Pungent, oak-accented aromas of blackberry and cherry liqueur, along with a steadily building vanilla quality. Lush dark fruit flavors show good depth and supple texture and reveal a spicy nuance on the back end. The cherry note repeats on the gently tannic, oak-spiced finish, which lingers with strong tenacity.

Josh Raynolds, December 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

This red blend of six varieties is zesty in style, starting with fresh boysenberry and lavender aromas. The floral aspects grow on the palate, where violet and lilac flavors meet with boysenberry sorbet.

Matt Kettmann, October 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws87

Jammed with toasty and spicy oak flavors, paired with raspberry jam and espresso notes. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Drink now. 3,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2021