Tête-à-Tête is Terre Rouge's fun, easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals (in 2004 -58% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 17% Syrah). They blend it with current drinkability in mind, for drinking both at home and as a restaurant pour. This wine is generally put together from younger vines and more forward tasting barrel lots.
2004 was a year where most of Terre Rouge's Rhône varietal lots excelled. It was an earlier harvest pushed forward by a light crop level with intensely flavored fruit. Therefore, this wine drinks better than most Côtes-du-Rhône Villages bottlings: sappy, spicy, fabulous flavor, and great texture. The 2004 is an eminently enjoyable everyday bottle. It has a deep boysenberry fruit suggestions, smoky/meaty/gamey complex flavor components that emphasize Terre Rouge's terroir, and a lengthy finish.