This is a coferment of Grenache, Alicante Bouschet, Early Burgundy, Zinfandel, Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Petite Sirah, aged in French oak. There is a sweetness to the oak on the nose, leading to lush, expansive tannins and an earthy mix of blackberry, plum and espresso. Virginie Boone
Bottle Size750 ml
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