91 points! - Wine Enthusiast magazine (2009 vintage)
Sounds like Cluck, pairs with Duck - what more can we say without gettin’ keelhauled and sent to walk the plank? We can say that this Rhône-style blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache is a veritable broadside of aromas and flavors. Just the thing to “splice the mainbrace”, if you know what we mean.
The meaty and peppery characters and hints of Provençal herbs and spices might have you thinking this Cote du Rhône-style blend of Mourvedre, Syrah, and Grenache just fell out of a “California Cheese” commerical. Well, the name is the only cheesy thing about it! Those bright fruit flavors of blueberry and cherry sure ain’t no bull! (Note: No animals were harmed in the writing of these tasting notes.)
63% Mourvedre and
25% Syrah - from Tanner Vineyards
12% Grenache - from Twisted Oak, Colina Roja Block
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs and Rhymes with Duck! Also barbecued baby back ribs, Szechuan foods, and yer momma’s meatloaf.