(2/2/2020) "Some arresting blackberries and damsons with fine, roasted spices, too. Fully loaded with firm tannin, which binds the fruit. Fresh tannins and finish. A blend of 40% malbec, 19% syrah, 15% cabernet sauvignon, 12% tempranillo, 9% cabernet franc and 5% merlot. Better after 2020."
(3/31/2021) "The 2019 La Consulta Select has a Mediterranean profile of aromatic herbs and berries. It's a co-fermentation of 40% Malbec, 19% Syrah, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Tempranillo, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot. It has developed notes of esparto grass, and the palate feels integrated, with medium ripeness and body and some fine tannins, lacking a little in the middle. Drink Date: 2021 - 2024."