(1998 Vintage) This is the fifth vintage of our Estate red blend that means “Hope” in French. It is a typical blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre that you would find in the small towns in and around Provence. It screams out of the glass with a Chateauneuf-du-Pape-esque fruitiness comprised of black cherry, raspberry, cassis, cranberries, and a spiciness dominated by black pepper and cinnamon. On the palate, this wine is racy and youthful echoing the notes of black cherry and spice. The fruit finish is long ...
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 166 on Aug-06
Wine Spectator(2007 Vintage) Rating: 76/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.