94 Points - Robert Parker
The 2006 Eleventh Hour Shiraz was sourced from 60- to 125-year-old vines that were saved from the bulldozer at the eleventh hour. The wine was aged for 20 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads (300-liter barrels compared to 225 liters for a standard barrique). It exhibits an alluring bouquet of wood smoke, charcoal, mineral, black raspberry, and wild blueberry. Liqueur-like on the palate, it has layers of savor fruit, incipient complexity, and impeccable balance. Light on its feet, this gorgeous effort will be in its prime from 2012 to 2024.
The Massena wines are made by the talented Dan Standish.