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. (Tasting Highlights)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
My favorite of this trio is the medium to full-bodied, non-oaked 2009 Flux, possibly because it has a few more years of bottle age. Deep ruby-colored with lots of strawberry, black cherry liqueur, lavender, loamy soil and peppery notes, it is filled with personality, and should drink well for 3-4 years.
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.