The hallmark aromas cover the full spectrum of resin, torrefaction, and dark berries, which transport one to the edge of the forest. The palate is quite exotic for such a young Pluribus, as the usual youthful energy has been complemented by layers of soft, supple tannins. It is as if time has simultaneously sped up and slowed down, allowing us to appreciate, in the same moment, the youth of the wine and the maturity of the vines.
Tight and focused, dusty tannins to this full-to medium-bodied red with a focal point in the palate that shows blackcurrants, conifer and dark earth. Chewy and tight. Long finish, but rather reserved now. Drink from 2025.
- James Suckling, 99 pts.
From a vineyard located on Spring Mountain, the 2018 Pluribus (a barrel sample) reveals a deep garnet-purple. Youthfully reticent, it needs a fair bit of coaxing to reveal gorgeous notions of wild blueberries, ripe black plums and warm cassis plus hints of tilled earth, truffles, menthol and tobacco leaf. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with tightly wound black and blue fruit layers, supported by firm, grainy tannins and great tension, finishing very long with loads of earthy/savory sparks.
- Wine Advocate, 97 pts.