65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault. No herbicides are used in the vineyards.
90% of the fruit is destemmed; 30% of the blend is aged in used oak barrels.
"Deep red. Fresh, mineral-tinged red and dark berry scents are given depth by suggestions of licorice and cola. Sappy raspberry and boysenberry flavors show very good depth and pick up a suave lavender pastille nuance on the back half. Concentrated yet lively, delivering strong thrust and smooth, even tannins that build steadily through a long, floral-dominated finish."
, April 2016
"Solidly ripe, with an ample core of raspberry, plum and blackberry puree notes, pushed by a lively licorice edge. Lots of fruitcake and sweet spice accents coat the finish, showing good energy for balance. Best from 2017 through 2028. 5,000 cases made."