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.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
95
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$120.00USD

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