Tete-a-Tete is our fun easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals (in 2002 - its 50% Mourvèdre & 50% Syrah). We blend it with current drinkability in mind, for drinking both at home and as a restaurant pour. We generally put it together from our younger vines and our more forward tasting barrel lots. 2002 was a year where most of our Rhône varietal lots excelled. Therefore this wine drinks like better than most Côtes-du-Rhône Villages bottlings: sappy, spicy, fabulous flavor, and great texture. It is an eminently enjoyable everyday bottle. The 2002 has a deep boysenberry fruit suggestions, smoky/meaty/gamey complex flavor components that emphasize our terroir, and a lengthy creamy texture. Aged for 14 months in François Frères barrels. This is a great California wine value!