The host asked what we thought we were drinking.
The first guess was that it was a Merlot.
Not in my mouth it wasn’t, as this was an amazing wine, and definitely not a typical Merlot.
So I dissented, and was asked for my thoughts.
I said, I think this is a classic Rhone varietal blend (of the American style of course), I said that it was probably a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mouvedre.
Nailed it – of course!
But I have to admit that I was a bit wrong because there is more Syrah than Grenache. But it is very spicy, with tons of dark fruit. Very smooth, very elegant. Got to get me some more.
If I was stuck on a desert island and only could choose one wine to take with me, this might be the one, as I don’t think that I would ever tire of it.