2015 Buxom
95% Syrah, 5% Grenache
Central Coast
168 cases produced | $53

Big, bold, and beautiful; Buxom never disappoints! It is typically my favorite wine in the bunch. This year is no exception as this wine grabbed my attention from the start. Made since 2009, Buxom has been a staple at Nicora, now going on seven years. Wow, time flies when we are having fun. Hailing from Bien Nacido, Denner, and Slide Hill, what's to not like about these vineyard choices for this robust blend? Tons of olive, sage brush, cocoa, and freshly ground espresso jump out of the glass. About as dark as motor oil, Buxom has great viscosity and depth with an everlasting finish that seems to go on forever. Drink 2018-2025

92 Points - Purely Domestic Wine Report (Doug Wilder)