This Grenache has some dark, smoldering character but it's still a manageable size. Deep black cherry lurks beneath smoke, ash, and cream aromas and flavors. Finishes with fine, chalky tannins. Open a few hours before drinking.
70% Grenache and 30% Shiraz, it absolutely needs to be decanted a few hours before drinking. (Straight out of the bottle it pulls that overpowering, cherry-and-alcohol trick that Grenache can play.) Once it settles down you’ll find black cherry fruit and some charcoal-toast accents, which persist through the finish. Not a tannic wine, but packs a whollop with New…