Cocoa and cherries on the nose, along with a bit of wet earth and spice. Concentrated dark fruit (black cherry, plum) on the palate, as well as a pleasant sense of earth and minerals. Light tannins and a medium finish make this an easy drinking wine for all cuisines and occasions.
This wine was inspired by the wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Grenache-based blends from that region are honest yet complex wines that truly reflect their origins. They can be consumed old or young and still maintain a sense of elegance. Most basic cuvees there are aged in large and neutral oak tanks. I am trying to create a new-world version of this style, with old-world sensibilities.