Charred black cherry, raw beef and a wild bit of barnyard show on the nose of this blend of 38% Syrah, 37% Mourvèdre, 11% Petit Verdot, 11% Petite Sirah and 3% Viognier. Rustic leathery flavors of beef jerky are a rugged balance to the blackberry-paste core. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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