The 2011 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine has aromas of dark berry, sandalwood and cocoa, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and expressive. The palate is layered with supple and round tannins, making the wine both hedonistic while simultaneously elegant. The texture of this wine is perhaps its
most distinguishing trait - mouth-coating with an endless finish. Be certain to have a second bottle on hand, the first won't last very long.
Assuming you have to pair this wine with food, take advantage of the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah components which lend themselves especially well to tangy bbq pork spareribs or Penne all'Amatriciana with fresh tomatoes, capers, onions, pancetta and pecorino cheese.
Blend: 39% Syrah, 27% Mourvèdre, 10% Malbec, 8% Petite Sirah, 8% Tempranillo, 4% Zinfandel, 4% Grenache