"(A blend of syrah, grenache, mourvedre and counoise from disparate sources) Light red. Seductively perfumed bouquet of red berries, cherry, minerals and dried flowers; smells like a Burgundy. Understated strawberry and raspberry flavors are deep but lively, with zesty minerality adding urgency. An impressively pure, spicy wine, with terrific focus, poise and finishing thrust. This is ridiculously cheap."
-International Wine Cellar
Lovely dark ruby red with a little blue. Deep, very fresh nose of strawberry, sassafras, and underbrush, and the slightest whiff of menthol: very spicy. Beautifully satiny texture on entry, focussed and energetic, with vivid inner-mouth perfume. Suave tannins frame a deep core of gorgeous fruit. Finish is long and seductive. The balance here makes the 14.2% alcohol seem impossible. If I could make this wine every year I'd be happy.
One of my favorite rhone style blends from California. Shows delicacy and restraint, with pure fruit flavors. Not overdone - just an exceptional value!