(From 2013 Vintage) Opaque and purple to the rim of the glass, an elevated display of aromatics is immediately present. Fragrant dark fruits, spring flowers, violet, and hint of garrigue greet the nose and tempt added review. Extraordinary freshness is present upon entry leading to lush flavors of sweet boysenberries, kirsch, licorice, dark cherries, and exotic floral notes. The palate is thoroughly treated and left with a finish of bright acidity and round tannins, which exist in seamless balance.
very juicy and fluid, Grenache heavy, blackberries and ash. The second release of this Grenache-based blend from Dave Phinney, the creator of the popular, critically acclaimed Zin-based blend, the Prisoner. Using fruit from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties, mostly from hillside vineyards, with Petite Sirah and Syrah supporting the juicy Grenache fruit. Think cherries, strawberries and crushed blackberries with mouthcoating tannins and balancing acidity.
the fruit tasted a little cooked. other than the label this wine is average at best.
full bodied good nose on vanilla and coco.