Bright purple. Mineral-accented blackberry and blueberry scents on the highly perfumed nose, complicated by sexy Asian spice and floral notes. Densely packed but surprisingly energetic dark berry preserve flavors show hints of smokiness and candied violet and pick up a spicecake nuance with air. Shows a suave blend of depth and energy and finishes with smoky mineral cut, slow-building tannins and impressive persistence. Drink: 2023-2030 (Apr18)
93 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 CU4315