Glass-staining ruby. Intense black and blue fruit aromas are complemented by hints of olive, pungent flowers and smoky minerals, and an exotic hint of star anise builds with air. Juicy, focused and pure, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors and a deeper suggestion of candied licorice. Closes with excellent focus and mineral-driven punch, leaving behind peppery spice and floral notes. Drink: 2020-2028 (Mar16)
92 points | Josh Raynolds,

A profound, complex wine with a nose of super-ripe dark fruit with a hint of roasted notes. On the palate Ripa Sinistra is balanced and delicate, with an elegant structure. The finish is long and fresh with well integrated tannins.


Ripa Sinistra is an ancient vineyard dating back to the Romans. Yves Cuilleron replanted the vineyard in the 1996. A densely planted vineyard (8,000-10,0000 per hectare) grown over schist soils. Only organic treatments are used in this vineyard. Grapes are handpicked, partially de-stemmed and undergo a natural fermentation before spending 18 months in barriques (225L barrels).


Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU4313