Reviewed on 09-17-2019
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Rating A
Style Red
Blend , Mourvèdre, Syrah / Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Central Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $32.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, Pleasing A Crowd, Treat Yo'self

Drink If You Like

Grenache, Mourvèdre , Syrah / Shiraz

The Full Review

Fire up the grill because this wine demands it. This is a great example of the legacy of the “Rhone Rangers”. It’s full bodied but balanced and soft on the palate. There are really nice savory aromas of herbs and balsamic, along with blackberry fruit. The acidity is right where it needs to be so that the fruit has nice depth with a viscous quality that makes you want to chew it (chewy). The alcohol is high but very well integrated. It screams for a medium rare steak or a burger, maybe even a slathered brisket.