With home made pasta and sauce (tomato based). Nice crimson, bright, not quite opaque but good color to rim. Inviting. Luscious nose (but not perfumed) of bright fruit perhaps cherry but not dark or foreboding. Almost sweet on the nose. Smooth, tannins softened with good balance between remaining tannin and acid, fruit still there. Good finish. Drinking nicely. An excellent wine.
While the nose is a little reserved, on the palate this wine gives the full expression of the Syrah with dark red fruits, cinnamon, mint and sage. The Syrah dominates the Grenache (50/50 blend). A terrific wine from Ridge.
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