44% Grenache, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah.
Farming grapes at nearly 2000 feet on hillsides with virtually no topsoil on top of layer upon layer of rock is an adventure in itself.  This wine reminds us that in great stories of adventure and passion, the word typical is rarely used.  While at only 26%, the Cabernet carries a lot of weight with currants, cassis, and hints of tobacco.  Grenache offers up bright fruit and a luxurious silky mid palate weight to the wine. Syrah brings interest and depth with more savory components and the black fruits and tannic backbone of the Petit Sirah provides structure. All of these distinctively different facets of the wine share a common thread in their underlying minerality and acidity stemming from the dirt itself.  This brings the wine together and gives potentially unlikely candidates a remarkable harmony and balance and a sense of place. 
 
$150.00
 
SKU: 2013
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Ratings
93 points, Robert Parker
An interesting blend of 44% Grenache, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Petite Sirah, the 2010 Audacious is a rich, voluptuously textured effort that’s loaded with fruit, chocolate, big minerality and toasted spice as well a full-bodied richness and a surprisingly approachable, silky palate. Showing more and more Grenache character as it sat in the glass, this beautifully made blend has juicy acidity, sweet tannin and should drink nicely for 4-5 years, possibly longer. Drink now- 2018.
 
90 points, Wine Spectator - James Laube 
Appropriately rugged around the edges, with chewy, gripping tannins. Offers a rich core of dark berry, mocha, espresso and cedar flavors, holding focus through the long finish. Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Best from 2014 through 2024. 369 cases made. 
 
90 points, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky ruby. Highly aromatic scents of blackberry, cherry-cola, pipe tobacco and potpourri. Supple, gently sweet and seamless, offering dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of candied rose. Closes on a floral note, with strong punch and lingering spiciness.