Winemaker: Carl van der Merwe. A blend of 78% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre and 2% Durif, this opens with a pronounced purple-floral character that rides atop a core of black raspberry, boysenberry and cherry fruit. Hints of toasted spice and tree bark add depth and interest, while smooth but present tannins lend structure to the medium-weight mouthfeel. A pleasant hit of smoky campfire lingers on the finish. Drink now–2021.
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Managing Editor, Print, and Tasting Director
Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).