A Syrah-Mourvèdre wine, one of a family of similar blends, all with Syrah as the common element. This sibling offers a flattering dark berry earth and toast bouquet. A palate loaded with ripe berry fruit follows, the plush, even feel adding to the pleasure quotient. Finishes with good length, slightly drier, anise-tinged flavors, and subtle, even tannins. Worth hunting for.