This wine’s three components seamlessly blend together, making for a delightful and exuberant experience. In the glass, the wine displays a beautiful ruby red hue, proclaiming its freshness and spritely acidity. Creamy strawberry yields to ripe raspberry as the wine blossoms on the nose. The bright fruit aromatics are buoyed by spicy vanilla originating from new American oak barrels. On the palate, the dominant Syrah exhibits spice and pepper. The Grenache, responsible for the bright acid, lends vibrant raspberry notes, while the mourvèdre reigns in the other varietals with composed earthiness. Pleasingly fine tannins offer length and a delicate finish and to this well-balanced wine.
2013 Three Sisters Red is a compelling blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. While these three varietals are related by lineage, they each possess a distinct personality adding intrigue to the composition. The nose opens with bright Grenache driven notes of concentrated raspberry jam. As you continue to inhale, the Mourvedre component delivers secondary notes of spice and hints of wet earth. The dominant Syrah portion brings flavors of ripe plum and structured depth to the mid-palate. This wine has a playful mid-weight viscosity which makes it at ease with or without food.
Blend: 42% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache