A good, rich, ripe and flavorful Cotes du Rhone. Not especially complex, but offers lots of oomph. 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.
Nearly fully saturated, youthful black ruby. Cassis, dark berries, and lots of very low-toned minerally stones in the nose. Rich, large-framed, and mouthfilling. Loads of deep, dark berries, and intense stony minerality. Although weighty, intense, and well-extracted, it's pretty one-dimensional, but it's got good balance and a nice finish. Not worth its $27 price tag, however. B. Got it from Flickinger Wines in Chicago.