Ernie Els Big Easy 2014
Wine SpectatorSolid, with good energy to the core of raspberry and blackberry coulis flavors that stretch out over licorice snap and warm fruitcake notes. The toasted finish has an accent of bramble for contrast. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Grenache, Viognier and Cinsault. Drink now through 2017. 15,000 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Big Easy is a blend of 60% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and a seasoning of Rhône varieties. It has a clean black cherry and black plum-scented bouquet with a pinch of white pepper. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth and easy in the mouth with plenty of dusky black plum fruit, mixed with sage and white pepper on the finish. This is a fine "Big Easy."