Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah, this full-bodied wine offers loads of plummy, ripe cherry and berry flavors offset by an invigorating edge of black pepper and brisk acidity. It's luscious and juicy but firmly structured by taut, persistent tannins. Although it drinks well now it should improve through 2020 and hold further.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org