2009 Mark Herold Wines "Flux" Red Wine
Deliciously pure and refreshing, with snappy, vibrant red berry, pomegranate, subtle dusty earth, road tar and dried herbal flavors that are all well-proportioned. Ends with crisp tannins that give the flavors traction. Grenache, Syrah, Carignane and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2023. 1,250 cases made.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Grenache-based 2009 Flux is a little more perfumed and lighter in body than the 2008 tasted alongside it, but just as compelling a wine. Sweet roses, red berries, spices and licorice are some of the nuances that flow from this layered, silky red. This is a beautiful wine from Mark Herold. Flux is Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Carignan. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. This lineup from Mark Herold is full of delicious, bold wines that deliver tons of pleasure. The focus is on Rhone and Spanish varieties.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good red-ruby. Spicy black cherry and licorice on the nose, with truffle and earth nuances emerging with air. Spicy, silky and mouthdusting, with good sweetness to its dark berry and spice flavors; hints of slightly jammy grenache. Finishes nicely broad, smooth and persistent, with substantial dusty tannins.