Normally, I like to let these wines rest for ten years or so prior to opening, but sometimes, it can't be helped. For me, the Hearstone opens a bit earlier than the others (along with the Paderewski). This is a blend of 54% Syrah, 35% Grenache, and 11% Mourvedre. Pop and pour, this took a while to open and the last glass was the best. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, black pepper, roasted meats, slight black olives and a bit of black cherries. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, this has a great juicy, muscular texture. Powerful Loads of black raspberries, plums and black cherries over a char with a bit of earthiness. Long finish. Delicious. This is still young and should improve a bit more. Maybe another three to five years and then should drink well for twelve to fifteen after that. A nice match with roasted or grilled foods.
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