Collaboration Series III is 100% Syrah aged in 34% new French oak and made by Mark McNeilly. Deep purple-colored, it exhibits a brooding bouquet of black and blue fruits, smoked meat, game, lavender, and cigar box. Full-bodied, fleshy, layered, and pleasure-bent, this lengthy, balanced offering will benefit from 6-8 years of further cellaring and deliver prime drinking from 2016 to 2027.` -- Jay Miller in Robert Parker`s Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Grand Reve Vintners is a collaboration between Paul McBride and Ryan Johnson to grow grapes and produce wine focused on the Red Mountain AVA.
The winemaking is in the hands of five top local winemakers, Ben Smith (Collaboration I) making a Cabernet blend, Ross Michel (Collaboration II) a Rhone blend, Mark McNeilly (Collaboration III) a Syrah, Carolyn Lakewold (Collaboration IV) a Merlot, and Chris Gorman (Collaboration V) a Grenache. There are also two Reserve wines being offered in the new collection.`