This is a blend of the grapes that didn't make it into the single varietal expressions consisting of 44% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petite Sirah, with the remainder made up from Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. It is a "value" from this uber expensive winery at around $60.  It is an outstanding wine every vintage although the 2017 seemed to lag a bit.  Whether it improves in the bottle remains to be seen.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is nice with black raspberries, roasted meats and herbs, slight black pepper and spice.  Full bodied.  On the palate, the Syrah is dominating right now with lots of black raspberry fruit.  Medium tannins.  One dimensional which is not unexpected.  Consumed over two nights, it didn't budge.  These should be held for another three to five years, at least, and should drink well for another ten to twelve after that.  A nice match with Indian food.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91
Vintage: 
2017
Current Price: 
$60.00USD

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