Are you drawn in completely by massive, sexy reds? If you are, this has your name on it. This delicious wine starts drawing you in with its deep, dark hue – it looks particularly rich because this is an unfiltered, unfined wine. The legs are long and beg you to sip. The aromas are bold and rich with a cassis and graphite, and hints of bittersweet chocolate and florals are also there. My first sip was amazing – the lush mouth feel, the dark berry flavors, the earthy tones and complexity – all combined for an amazing experience. I will admit to reading another review of this wine that described the finish as “smoldering”, and when I read that word I could not have said it better myself. It was long, and smoldering, and completely intoxicating. The blend on this wine is 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre. It went so very well with a perfectly seared filet mignon and roasted, herbed asparagus. Do try it, and see if you agree.