Shiraz is a superb handcrafted wine of complexity and intensity. Deep garnet red in color, displaying complex aromas of blackberry, spice, plum and licorice that give way to a subtle integration of smoky, vanillin oak.The palate is full of fleshy dark cherry and bramble fruit with dark chocolate nuances and savory notes of leather and spice on the finish. This wine has excellent tannin structure and balanced acidity.
Wine Spectator 88 points - Supple, ripe and generous, with mint-accented black cherry and dark spice flavors. A troublesome meaty note intrudes on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 500 cases made.-HS
(Jun 15 2014)
Wine Advocate 89 points - Deep garnet with some purple in the rim, the 2010 Noble Baron Shiraz shows an evolving nose of prunes, dried mulberries and sandalwood with hints of leather and dusty earth along with a good amount of maturing blackberry and spice flavors on the medium to full-bodied palate that are supported by medium levels of chewy tannins. It finishes long. Drink it now to 2017+. (May 2014)