Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2017 Broken Stones is made up of 66% Syrah, 16% Grenache, 14% Petite Sirah and 4% Mataro. It was made with 22% whole cluster and aged 19 months in various vessels including 84% new oak and 11% amphorae. Medium to deep ruby, it's scented of dried cranberries and sour cherries, blackberries, redcurrant, mint and bitter chocolate with touches of garrigue, dried thyme and warm earth with a meaty undertone. Slow to unfurl, the medium to full-bodied palate has nuanced spiciness with a firm, gently chewy tannins and surprising freshness to lift the long finish. 1,212 cases produced.