2013 Ferrari-Carano PreVail West Face
Release: 2013 Ferrari-Carano Prevail West Face
Publication: The Wine Advocate
Reviewer: Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Publication Date: 02/28/2016
“The 2013 Proprietary Red PreVail West Face is an intriguing blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Syrah. I remember first tasting this when French wine consultant Philippe Melka was brought in to get the project off the ground. Nice notes of volcanic soil, blackberry and cassis with a striking minerality and a touch of barbecue smoke are all present in this dense purple-colored wine. The blend of Syrah and Cabernet works well in a lot of places, not just Australia, and certainly Ferrari-Carano has proven that with this cuvée. The tannins are relatively soft, and the wine cuts a full-bodied, broad, savory mouthfeel in the finish, which is long. This is super stuff. While drinkable now, it should continue to offer gorgeous consumption for 15 or more years.”
– Robert M. Parker, Jr.