Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes
Blend - Red
Made up of Syrah and Grenache, these are perhaps 2 of the most successful grape varieties in this part of France. Syrah offers the intensely dark color, black-pepper spice, and a note of game, while the Grenache gives this wine the earth and hints of garrigue amongst the ripe dark berry flavors (Garrigue is the smell of the dried herbs and grasses found in Southern France on a hot windy day.) This is a full-throttle, mouth-filling, intensely flavored red blend that is delicious now (given some breathing), and will age beautifully for the next 5 years.