Fresh and tart wild cherry and crushed cranberry meet with intriguing touches of fennel fron, mustard, rose hips, potpourri and tons of garrigue on the now of this bottling. The palate packs vibrancy into each sip, redolent with flavors of tomato leaf, cherry tomato, kalamata olive, underripe raspberry, anise, bay leaf and even earthy mugwort. It conveys and extreme sense of place.
A powerful, brooding nose of black cardamom and crushed clove melds with pomegranate and cherry, resulting in an incredibly aromatic wine that hails from a popular vineyard on the eastern edge of the appellation. The flavors are also quite deep--sour cherry, mocha, more clove--atop layers of bitter plum peels and refreshing acid.