Grenache (69%) takes the lead on this wine, followed by Mourvèdre (26%) and a pinch of Syrah. Aged in neutral French oak, it offers aromas that aren't yet ready to reveal their charms on first pour. Notes of spice, herb and black pepper evolve into smoked meat and raspberry accents over time. The palate is swoon-worthy, with soft, supple fruit and savory flavors that lead to a persistent finish. The sense of purity dazzles.
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