Robert Parker 93 Point!
Cenyth (pronounced Sen-eth) is the ancient form of the word Zenith. Deftly blending Bordeaux-style technique with Sonoma County terroir, Cenyth is the expression of a winemaker who was trained in the vineyards of Saint-Émilion and inspired by Cabernet Franc. To her, winemaking is an art. And here, balanced between the sunshine and drifting fog, she has found her ideal canvas.
The 2013 Cenyth offers a tantalizing mix of fruit, flowers and herbs. Opening with a deep ruby core leading to a purple pink outer rim, there are supple notes of raspberry, red bing cherries, elderberry and blackcurrants.
A sophisticated and delicate floral bouquet elevates the ripe, youthful fruit aromas with lilac, violet and lavender.
Cenyth's signature bright red fruit notes are here balanced by hints of herb – sage, anise, fern, orange peel – and underlying tones of leather, black pepper, tobacco and cocoa powder.
Beneath it all is the vineyard's terroir, of limestone, clay and gravel, a compelling inerality. Couched in velvety tannins, with a dry, lasting finish, this wine stays true to the mountain vineyards of its birthplace. - December 2016