Bold, enticing fruit, and oak-driven aromas stand out in this wine, making it already one of our favorites! You can tell the Syrah is dominant in the blend because of the deep color and tannic structure. Strong tannins up front are balanced by lingering sweet fruit flavors.
We fermented each varietal separately. After some initial aging we picked the perfect lots to blend for a balanced wine and finished aging the final blend before bottling.
A blend of 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 20% Mourvèdre. 121 cases produced.
Rich, fatty dishes such as pâté will pair well with this wine, balancing with its hearty tannins and rich fruit notes. Dishes with black or white pepper will also pair well. We suggest steak au poivre or grilled lamb crusted in Mediterranean spices.
Aged in 50% new French medium toast oak and 50% neutral barrels for 18 months.
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
94 Points, Gold, Foothill Wine Fest