This was consumed with a couple of my neighbors outside by the fire on a late Spring Day.  It was quite well received.  It is a blend of  Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese.  First, the bottle is very pretty with a silk screened label.  The wine itself is likewise pretty with an almost iridescent salmon orange color to it.  The nose is large with burnt oranges, some strawberries and slight cherries.  There is some alcohol on the nose too.  On the palate, this has a very nice texture.  Big fruit, mostly tart cherries.  Enough acidity to work with food but made just fine sipping on the back patio.  This retails for under $20 and is a very nice value.  Although the 2017 is probably out in the stores, the 2016 is drinking well though I wouldn't wait much past 2018 or so.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2016

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