This wine has deservedly earned a reputation as one of the great marriages of quality and value in California winemaking, consistently earning rave reviews with nods to its exceptional pricing. With its nose of blueberry, grenadine, licorice, lavender and smoke, and its sweet tannins and opulent Grenache-infused fruit flavors, we think the 2008 vintage is our best Cuvée Le Bec to date.
"The deliciously fruity, yet also surprisingly complex Cotes du Rhone look-alike, the 2008 Cuvee Le Bec is a blend of 51% Grenache, 27% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and Counoise. Earthy, spicy, peppery, meaty notes intermixed with blue and red fruits jump from the glass of this spicy wine. Silky-textured, sexy, with plenty of glycerin as well as surprising body and length, there is no reason to defer gratification with this delicious, terrific wine bargain.
The Wine Advocate