This was a nicely balanced red that would serve as a welcome accompaniment to a wide range of meat or fowl dishes. A quintessential "food wine" (which I mean in a good way). It's a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignane.
Eye: Bright, deep ruby with violet highlights at the rim.
Nose: Nice nose of sweet plummy/blackberry fruit, with slightly earthy, walnut oil-y scents.
Mouth: Soft, round, nicely-balanced, with flavors of dry blackberry extract, a walnut oil/brambly component, and minerals. Medium long, clean finish.
Cellar or drink? Drink over the next 18 months.
Price/store: Was $11 at Spec's on Holcombe.