A blend of 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier.
When blending Sshiraz and Viognier it is beneficial to co-ferment the grapes, as opposed to blending the finished wine which generally tends to have a flavor diluting effect. Co-fermented grapes have a positive impact, as the use of Viognier improves color, softens and elaborates the tannin and gives a slight fragrant lift to the wine.
Pepper and clove aromas with subtle fragrance. Dark bramble fruit flavors balance well with gentle oak and firm tannins. Bold structure with rich, fruit forward flavors.
"Bright ruby-red. Intriguing aromas of black raspberry, smoked meat, violet and chocolate. Sweet, dense and fine-grained, with expressive, slightly candied flavors of wild berries, exotic flowers and fresh herbs. Lush but with very good lift. Finishes with firm acids and fine tannins."
International Wine Cellar