Tete-a-Tete is our fun easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals. We blend it with current drinkability in mind, both at home and as a restaurant pour. We generally put it together from more forward tasting barrel lots and barrel lots from our younger vineyard sites that don't have the concentration and structure we need for blending into our Terre Rouge Noir bottling. Sometimes we out do ourselves, as all of the lots that we have to choose from show great quality! We like to think of this wine as our faux Cotes-du-Rhone: sappy, spicy, frisky, and eminently enjoyable. The 2000 has a big strawberry fruit flavors and a lengthly creamy texture. Aged 11 months on Francois Freres barrels. This is a great California wine value and it will sell out quickly!