This is always a great value. it is a blend of 37% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 23% Mourvedre, and 3% Counoise. Tablas Creek sells vines and then sources back some of the grapes from those vineyards to make this wine. Brilliant and what a way to be a good neighbor. The eight vineyards are listed on the label (plus 4% of Tablas Creek grapes). Screw capped. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is warm with dust, cherries and an anise (black licorice) note. Nice texture. On the palate, the cherries and anise come thru. Some depth. Nice finish. This drinks well but would be even better with a (veggie) burger or ribs. Drink over the next five to eight years.
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