This Grenache, Syrah, and old vine Carignan blend is one of the most elegant, balanced Cotes du Roussillon Villages I've ever had.
Nearly saturated, luxurious black ruby/plasma color. Rich, smoky, plummy, gravelly nose. Mouthfilling flavors of blackberry, smoky cocoa, and stones. Full-bodied, and with substantial but refined tannins, this wine has a balanced, long finish. Very nice indeed. A-. I got this for $16.99 at Houston Wine Merchant on South Shepherd.