Onx Reckoning 2012
Wine EnthusiastThis mashup of 62% Syrah, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Tempranillo, 7% Grenache, 5% Zinfandel and 2% Malbec delivers aromas of black cherry and Chinese five spice as well as mint and black earth. The palate picks up blackberry-laced iced tea with sprigs of mint and pinches of cardamom, alongside spicy gingerbread cake.
Wine SpectatorBold and stylish, but still tightly focused, with distinctive aromas of rose petal, smoked meat and dried berry and dense flavors of cracked pepper, plum and licorice. The tannins are big but ripe. Syrah, Petite Sirah, Tempranillo, Grenache, Zinfandel and Malbec. Drink now through 2023. 539 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe inky-colored 2012 Reckoning is the star of the lineup. Made from a kitchen sink-like blend of 62% Syrah, 16% Petite Sirah, 8% Tempranillo, 7% Grenache and the balance Zinfandel and Malbec, this beauty dishes up loads of blueberry, blackberry, spring flowers, licorice and serious minerality to go with a medium to full-bodied, fresh and elegant feel on the palate. The vintage's purity of fruit is front and center here, and this has a great mix of richness and freshness. It will drink well for 7-8 years.