This wine is sourced from various vineyards in Calaveras and is composed of 28% Mourvedre - Dalton Vineyard, 23% Mourvedre - Fodhli Vineyard, 33% Syrah - Tanner Vineyard, 10% Grenache - Dalton Vineyard, 6% Grenache from the Estate vineyard. The wine is aged for 11 months in both new and used French and American oak.
On the nose this wine displays aromas of black plum, wild blueberry, spice, dried herb, and a touch of earth. The more the wine opens up the better the blueberry aromas surface and become pie-like. There is also a touch of black pepper that develops when it opens.
On the palate this wine is very rich and full of ripe fruit. Blackberry, blueberry, spice, molasses, licorice, and mouth coating boysenberry are all flavors that describe the intense, fruit-rich, and complex wine.
I knew this wine had swagger because I had tasted it three or four years ago and remember it being insane. Tasting it now has confirmed that if you can pick up a bottle of this stuff than it's definitely worth the money. I think it's around the twenty dollar range which makes it an absolute steal. 92 points