86% Grenache, 14% Syrah $75
As brilliant and alluring as wine comes, the 2014 Beguiling is a blend of our Spanish and French clones of Grenache, with just a touch of Syrah. The wine opens with seamless cascades of orange and cherry blossoms and bright wild cherries that blaze a trail to savory displays of blackberries, vanilla, cedar, sage and integrated minerality. With two years in large format French oak barrels and concrete eggs, this wine shows a purist’s balance of silken mouth feel and vivid complexity. This wine will continue to gracefully ride this wave of freshness into the next 7-10 years.
(96pts - Robert Parker, 96pts - J.Dunnuck)