Law Estate Audacious 2020

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Vintage: 2020
  • MEL 95
  • WA 96
  • JD 94
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Law Estate Audacious 2020, meticulously crafted by winemaker Philipp Pfunder at Law Estate Wines, is a remarkable representation of the winery’s commitment to creating audacious wines that reflect the unique terroir of Paso Robles. This blend, comprising 41% Grenache, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Syrah, is a testament to the art of winemaking, harmonizing different varietals into a cohesive and stunning wine.

The 2020 Audacious presents a striking deep cherry red and magenta core, indicative of its vibrant nature. On the nose, this wine unfolds with delicate aromas of red fruits, notably currant and strawberry. These are beautifully complemented by the structured notes of graphite, cassis, and blackberry, a generous contribution from the Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. The integration of French oak in the winemaking process lends an opulent and full texture to the wine, enhancing the mouthfeel without overpowering the other elements.

In terms of flavor, the Audacious wine combines the lovely floral aromatics of Grenache with the savory elegance of Cabernet, creating a palate that is both accessible and complex. The wine is characterized by a seamless structure and a mouthfeel that speaks to the expert craftsmanship behind its creation. While it is approachable now, it is also a wine that will evolve gracefully, promising enhanced enjoyment with mid-term cellaring of around 4-6 years from release.

Critical acclaim for the Law Estate Audacious 2020 underscores its exceptional quality. Awarded 96 points by Wine Advocate, 95 points by Mel Shah, the wine is noted for its medium ruby color, lush aromas of blueberry, red and black cherries, cigar box, cinnamon stick, and a hint of powdered sugar. On the palate, it offers vibrant acidity, superfine chalky tannins, concentrated spicy fruits, and a long, layered finish. Jeb Dunnuck gave it 94 points, praising its ruby/plum hue, beautiful bouquet of savory black cherries, loamy earth, chalky minerality, and subtle peppery herb nuances. It’s celebrated for being balanced and medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful texture and outstanding length.

Law Estate Audacious 2020 is a shining example of the quality and innovation that define Law Estate Wines. It’s not just a wine; it’s an experience that encapsulates the passion and expertise of the winemakers. As with all law estate wines, this particular vintage is highly sought after, and those interested in purchasing should look for law estate wines for sale. The positive law estate wines reviews are a testament to the winery’s dedication to excellence, making every bottle of law estates wine, including the Audacious 2020, a coveted addition to any wine collection.


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Critical Acclaim

MEL 95
Mel's Notes


Deep cherry red with a magenta core.


Delicate red fruits, notably currant and strawberry, are interwoven with structured graphite, cassis, and blackberry notes.


  • Flavor Profile: A blend of floral aromatics from Grenache and savory tones from Cabernet, combined with spicy, peppery nuances and layers of blueberry, red and black cherries.
  • Body of the Wine: Full-bodied with an opulent, textured mouthfeel enhanced by French oak.
  • Tannin Structure:Superfine, chalky tannins that contribute to a seamless structure..
  • Sweetness Levels: Dry with a subtle hint of powdered sugar aroma, adding a delicate sweetness in the background.
  • Acidity Levels: Fresh and well-balanced, contributing to the wine's structural backbone and longevity.

Food Pairings:

The versatility of the Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah blend in Law Estate Audacious 2020 makes it suitable for a range of dishes. The robust body and tannin structure pair well with hearty meats like lamb shanks or beef short ribs. The spicy and peppery notes are excellent with grilled meats or dishes with a bit of heat, such as a spicy barbecue brisket. The wine's vibrant acidity and fruit-forward profile also make it a good match for richer poultry dishes, such as duck confit or roasted turkey with cranberry sauce. For a vegetarian option, consider eggplant parmesan or mushroom risotto, which complement the wine’s savory elements.

WA 96
Wine Advocate
The 2020 Audacious is a blend of 41% Grenache, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Syrah matured for 22 months in 55% new French oak barrels and puncheons. It has a medium ruby color and lush aromas of blueberry, red and black cherries, cigar box, cinnamon stick and wafts of powdered sugar. The full-bodied palate offers energetic acidity, superfine chalky tannins, concentrated, spicy fruits and a long, layered finish.
JD 94
Jeb Dunnuck
Leading off the reds, the 2020 Audacious is based on 41% Grenache, 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Syrah that's all from the estate Law Family Vineyard. Aged 19 months in 55% new French oak, its ruby/plum hue is followed by a beautiful bouquet of savory black cherries loamy earth, chalky minerality, and subtle peppery herb nuances. It's balanced and medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful texture and outstanding length.

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Winemaker of Law Estate Audacious 2020

Philipp Pfunder

Philipp Pfunder

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