Hedges Family Estate 'Red Mountain' Red 2016
93 Points Wine Spectator
Deep ruby-colored, the 2016 Red Mountain checks in as a blend of 38% Merlot, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Syrah, and the rest a mix of red varieties, all aged 20 months in 40% new oak. It offers a great bouquet of pure cassis and darker fruits as well as loads of cedar, dried flowers, and hints of new leather. Medium-bodied, seamless, incredibly pure, and layered, it's straight-up loaded with charm and a joy to drink. There's a decidedly Old World weight and style here, yet it doesn't skimp on fruit either. I'd be thrilled to drink bottles over the coming decade or so.