| Wine Advocate 87 points (Oct 2010)
This is the first release of the new NV The Scarlet Letter Shiraz, which is blended of four vintages from 2007 to 2010, stored in old oak barrels and made sparkling using the tank method. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has a moderate intensity of blackberry, black cherry and mint aromas, some toastiness and a waft of rose petals. The palate is very bubbly / foamy with medium-high acid, a medium level of soft tannins and barely detectable sweetness (15 grams per liter of residual sugar), finishing long and spicy. Drink it now.