Blackberry and raspberry fruit are the dominant fruit aromas with hints of herbs and black olives, cinnamon spice and vanilla. Rich and plush on the palate with lingering red fruit, baking spices and firm tannins on the finish.
This Rhone blend comes from three different vineyards. The Grenache from Fair Play as does the Syrah. The Mourvèdre comes from a vineyard in Camino.
The wine was made in three different lots with each fermented and aged separately and blending at bottling. The grapes were sorted and de-stemmed. Musts cold soaked for 3 days then inoculated with cultured yeasts. Manual punch downs were carried out three times a day, with a total maceration time of 10-14 days. The wine was aged for 18 mos. in French Oak before bottling.
56% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 3% Marsanne