94+ pts (WA)
94+ pts, WINE ADVOCATE
"The 2018 Merlot Strayts, blended with around 20% Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot, has a medium ruby-purple color and pure aromas of red and black cherries, warm chocolate, aniseed, purple flowers and classy new oak spices that are already well integrated. The medium-bodied palate has plush fruits, grainy tannins and fresh acidity, finishing uplifted and spicy."
Erin Brooks (March 2022), WINE ADVOCATE
94 pts, JEB DUNNUCK
"A more Merlot-dominated blend that includes 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Strayts is a big step up over the 2017 and offers more density and depth. Rocking levels of black cherries, cassis, leafy herbs, and underbrush all flow to a medium to full-bodied Merlot that has terrific purity, fine tannins, and a clean finish."
Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2019