This big, brawling bruiser of a red wine is a blend of Carignan, Syrah and Valdigue. It has outsized tannins, a rugged texture and enormously extracted fruit. Cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, chocolate and coffee cascade across the palate, and finish dry and spicy.
A Rhône blend that captures the wild exuberance of Châteauneuf. It’s got berry and herb flavors and is very dry and a little tannic. It’s not a sophisticated wine. It could use some grace, but it may improve in two or three years. A mixture of Carignan, Syrah, Valdiguié and Grenache.