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About Havens Wine Cellars
Prior to selling his winery, Michael Havens made Merlot in a distinctly Bordeaux style, with a restrained sweetness and notes of lead pencil, minerals, game and tobacco leaf. He was also a pioneer of California Syrah in a distinctly northern Rhône style, typically showing notes of dark fruits, black pepper and gunflint.
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2005
($45; T Block is noted on the back label) Deep ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, cassis and mocha. Dense, sappy and sweet, with black fruit, pepper, spicy oak and saline nuances. Very youthful, varietally accurate syrah. Finishes with firm tannins and a licorice flavor.