Medium ruby with violet shades; very nice Glycerin mouth feel
and texture; wild berry flavors, cherry, spices and herbs; well-integrated light and smooth vanilla oak toasty notes; ripe and
full, and in spite of its concentration, still fresh and in no way
over-matured; very much Garnacha: lots and lots of sweet
vibrant fruit; medium to full-bodied with soft and velvet tannins
and fresh, inviting finish.
Enjoy with pasta, lamb, pizza or robust cheeses, like Munster, Stilton or Manchego.
Blend: 85% Garnacha, 15% Syrah
"Produced from 85% Garnacha (70-year-old vines) and 15% Syrah (30-year-old vines) aged nine months in new and older American and French oak, it is another under-the-radar wine that dramatically over-delivers. A custom cuvee made for Eric Solomon, it exhibits notes of rose petals, raspberry jam, crushed rocks, spring flowers and kirsch. Stunningly rich and medium to full-bodied, with wonderful vibrancy, precision and minerality, this beauty could easily pass for a grand cru Burgundy – it’s that complex and interesting. I am blown away by what’s in the bottle, but you be the judge."
The Wine Advocate