92 Wine Advocate for 2013 vintage August 2016 "Always a big, bombastic beauty that’s over flowing with fruit and texture, the 2013 Syrah The Big Easy offers up lots of plum, chocolate, coffee bean and black raspberry characteristics in a ripe, decadent, unctuously textured style. It’s not complex, but man, it packs tons of fruit and is a pleasure-driven beauty. Drink it over the coming 3-5 years." -Jeb Dunnuck
"With The Big Easy we wanted to pay homage to one of our favorite cities, a culinary mecca and great supporters of our wines, New Orleans. Notes of blackberry, plum, smoked meat, acacia flower, vanilla, pepper and black cherry are found on the nose along with flavors of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, black cherry, all spice & vanilla on the palate. Enjoy this meaty, well structured blend to a long lengthy finish with its dense chocolaty tannins."