98 Points* | JD (Barrel Notes)
“The 2018 Relentless looks to be just about sensational, offering a dense purple color as well as rich, loaded notes of blackberries, currants, smoked meats, peppery spice, and violets. Reminding me of a great Cornas on steroids with its gamy, exotic character paired with beautiful richness, it has fabulous purity, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. This will undoubtedly be a great vintage for this cuvée, and my money is on it being one of the best yet. A blend of 94% Syrah and 6% Petite Sirah.” - Jeb Dunnuck
*This barrel tasting prediction marks the highest-ever accolades for this celebrated Napa red.
96 Points | V
“The 2018 Relentless is fabulous. I can't remember tasting a Relentless with so much aromatic intensity and finesse. An explosion of aromas and flavors makes a strong first impression. The richness of the fruit is remarkable, as is the level of polish winemaker Elias Fernandez has achieved. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, licorice, spice and menthol build as this full-bodied, opulent Syrah/Petite Sirah blend shows everything its got.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous