Wine Advocate, Robert Parker – 92 points
Reviewed by Luis Gutierrez
The balsamic and spicy 2014 Pangea Apalta Vineyard Syrah follows the evolution toward more freshness and less evident oak, something I noticed in the 2013. 2014 was a warm and ripe year, and the wine reflects it, even if it’s not alcoholic or overripe. The palate is powerful, with plenty of tannins, still a bit hard with an astringent finish. 20,000 bottles were filled in February 2016. The élevage was in 50/50 new and second use oak barrels for 22 months. I’m looking forward to more recent vintages, when they are using oak foudres.