41% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 21% Mourvedre, 2% Viognier.
New addition: Music I’m listening to as the Wine’s Reviewed (If any)
Today: White Stripes from Detroit Michigan “Don’t know what to do w/ myself ”and the Buzzcocks “Ever fallen in love?”
Nose: definitely California. Much chocolate. Not really giving it up yet.
Just met her for the 1st time, it needs dinner and drinks California terrior, like when you pull up a piece of sod and smell the underside. Vegetal. Irish stew. Carrot.
Palate: big fat full mouth, ripe dark fruit. Apricot pushes it from the line for beer at a baseball game. Plum. Cinnamon or cayenne, depending on whethas ya’ll from daown south or not. South = Cayenne. Blackberry jam.
The finish right now after about 20 min is a black dark cherry, apricot tart, with a drizzle of crème freche. The French oak is just starting to show itself. I can taste the grain, on the side, and even far back of the palate. On the little punching bag.
Now 40 min in, I’ve gotten to know here a little better, the plump sassy little sexy girl sitting on the brown pleather in the corner. I just turned on the a.c..
The palate, thinly sliced Juuuuuust starting to be ripe enough plum, the carrots are still there.
I like this wine a lot.
It’s well made, no water added, no Michel Rolland “micro-ox”(I’ll talk about that sometime later..)
The spice from the cayenne lingers on the lips. The finish is very, very, long.
Drink this wine. I think you will fall in love. This is one of the best California offerings I’ve had in awhile. Great job by winemaker Curt Schalchin-
Rose Mc Gowan knocks on your front door wearing a red dress.