Tête-à-Tête is our fun easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals (in 2003 - its 70% Mourvèdre,
19% Syrah & 11 % Grenache). 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. 2003 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 2003 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 !