This is a blend of mostly Rhone grapes (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvede, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petite Sirah) with 31% from Sonoma and 69% from the Sierra Foothills. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is very nice with black raspberries, black cherries, black pepper and some spice. Full bodied. Lovely texture. On the palate, this is gulpable. Black raspberry fruit with some black cherries, ripe, with some black pepper. Delicious. Nice finish. This is a really nice value. Drink over the next seven to ten years. This drinks well on its own and will work with ribs or burgers off the grill.