Some of the fruit has fallen away, leaving the not quite resolved tannin and a little alcoholic heat poking out. Still, a nice version of CA Grenache, but on the downslope I feel - theres not a lot of interesting secondary development going on. FWIW, half and half with an '08 Bratcher Syrah yields a delicious approximation of a quality Gigondas.
14.5% alcohol. Luscious, red-fruited profile to this wine. Beautifully lively and zesty, with plenty of aromatic pleasure. Strikingly linear in profile, but it's got generous fruit that cuts across the palate. Very tasty. A-
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