This deep and hearty, but not too heavy, blend of 52% Petite Sirah, 17% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Zinfandel and 6% Syrah shows smashed black currant and blueberry on the nose. There is strong, sticky structure to the palate, where dark-purple fruits meet with smoke and thyme flavors. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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