A solid value, flavorful Côtes du Rhône. 55% Grenache, 45% Syrah.
Very dark dark mulberry ruby. Medium intensity nose of cassis, sweet blackberry extract, crushed dark stones, and a bit of scorched earth. Rich, deep, and tannic, with extracted dark berry fruit and stony earth/iodiney flavors. Good weight, good balance, and good length. Could use, and should improve with, 2-3 years of cellaring. B+. $14.99 on sale at Whole Foods on Bellaire. Imported by Fruit of the Vines.