Dark and muscular in style, with loam, roasted coffee and dark fig notes backed by more tar, tobacco and black cherry. Shows solid depth, with nicely buried acidity driving the finish. This has range and character. Syrah, Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Mourvèdre and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012. 13,000 cases made. –JM
The purple-colored 2009 Coyam Red Blend is composed of 41% Syrah, 29% Carmenere, 20% Merlot, with the balance Mourvedre and Petit Verdot. It was native yeast fermented and aged for 14 months in French and American oak. Notions of sandalwood, dried herbs, meat, underbrush, blueberry, and blackberry lead to a full-bodied, voluptuous, concentrated wine with succulent fruit, good balance, and several years of aging potential. Drink this lengthy effort from 2015 to 2024. ”
Big bodied red wines like this one ,should be accompanied by full flavored dishes such as: Wagyu Rib eye with potatoes au gratin, Baby Goat Ribs roasted in an adobe oven or Spit Roasted Lamb.