This 50/50 Grenache/Syrah is terrific. Soft-textured, open, but densely-flavored. Drinking really well now, but should hold for another 2 years or so.
Pure, dark blackish ruby. Low-toned, deep nose of dark blackberry extract shot-through with smoked meats and shovels-full of sandstone. Deep, minerally, iodine-infused flavors immediately fill every nook and cranny in the mouth, with a deep, dark slightly bitter fruit component I can only say tastes like fermented, crushed blackberry pomace. Loads of tannin that's neither coarse nor soft, and fairly low acidity, but it doesn't seem over-extracted or out of balance. Just deep and clingy. B+, maybe a little more. $14.99 at Total Wine in McLean, VA. Imported by Saranty Imports, White Plains, NY.