2001 was a cracker of a vintage. Optimal ripeness and great flavor development show in this wine. The 74% Grenache leaps out of the glass with bright lifted raspberry & cherry notes, with hints of the spice from the 26% of Shiraz. On the palate, the two elements meld together with great ease. Bright red fruits mingle with spice, pepper and some darker fruits. Intense, complex flavors that are just too easy to drink!! Long on the finish. Ready to drink now or watch it get better over the next 4 to 5 years. An extremely food friendly wine: crank up the BBQ or Broiler and serve up with anything from Salmon to Chicken to a great piece of meat.