2015 Andremily No. 4 Proprietary Red 1.5 L

Year: 2015
Appellation: Ventura, California
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 97
Vinous Media: 92-95
Jeb Dunnuck: 97-99
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.3%
Price :

"The 2015 No 4 is composed of 90% Syrah, 4% Mourvèdre and 6% Viognier and saw 35% whole cluster, while spending around 22 months in French oak (70% new). Sporting a very deep purple-black color, it reveals vibrant black currants, blackberries and mulberries notes plus touches of sandalwood, espresso, black soil and stewed tea. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and with lovely energy, there is a good firm backbone of grainy tannins supporting the generous fruit, finishing long and savory. 550 cases were made." (WA)

"The 2015 Andremily No. 4 is a gorgeous, extroverted wine. Sumptuous and seamless, the 2015 captures all of the intensity of the year. Despite its obvious flamboyance, the 2015 is going to need at least a few years to shed some baby fat. Today, it is shockingly young. At times, the 2015 tastes like it was just drained from tank! A rush of crème de cassis, chocolate, plum, lavender and cloves adds the final exclamation point on the finish." (VM)

"A terrific follow-up to the heavenly 2014, the 2015 Andremily No 4 is another wine from Jim that’s going to be in the top 2-3 wines of the vintage. A Syrah dominated blend that incorporates 6% Viognier and 4% Mourvèdre, it sports an inky purple color as well as incredible notes of liquid violets, blueberry liqueur, white chocolate, pen ink and lead pencil. Showing more classic peppery, Syrah notes with time in the glass, this opulent, decadent, yet always pure and precise 2015 will benefit from short term cellaring and have two decades of more of ultimate longevity.

Andremily’s Jim Binns continues to fashion some of the most exciting wines coming out of California today. Jim left Sine Qua Non last year to focus full time on his own label, and is now making his wines in Ventura. The 2014 Andremily No 3 is unquestionably one of the great California Syrahs, and while I think the 2015 are a small step back, it’s not by much. If you get a chance, don’t miss these wines!" (JD)