This is the basic Cote Rotie from purchased fruit. It is 96% Syrah with 4% Viognier that saw 36 months in barrel, half of that new oak. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is very nice with black raspberries, black pepper, black olives and slight smoke. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, black raspberries with underlying char. Plenty of depth. Long finish. This is delicious on its own and should be very food friendly. It would be perfect with a steak. Drink over the next ten to twelve years.
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