($50) Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of raspberry, kirsch and smoky minerals. Lively red fruit flavors are deepened by a note of cola and perked up by white pepper and lavender. Finishes long and lucid, with resonating notes of floral pastilles and pepper.
This is captivating, with fig and hoisin sauce aromas and flavors backed by a riveting graphite note. Superlush but defined, with the black tea, licorice snap and perfumy edge of the appellation all lingering through the velvety, lengthy finish. Grenache, Syrah, MourvAdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2019. 500 cases made.'JM"