Wine Advocate: 94-96
The 2011 Red Wine IX Estate wraps around the palate with gorgeous, expressive fruit, crushed flowers, sweet spices and lovely inner density. Here, the higher elevation of these mountain sites helped keep the fruit dry, resulting in
Wine Advocate: 98
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot shows notes of burning embers/charcoal, blackberry fruit, licorice and floral notes, followed by a full-bodied, dense, layered wine.
Wine Advocate: 99
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, IX Estate Red is distinguished by complex fruit interplays, a luscious nose of rustic herbs, iron, clay and black fruits, huge layers of flavor and supple, sweet t