37% Grenache, 34% Mourvèdre, 29% Syrah
(94pts-WineAdvocate, 93pts-Wine Spectator)
The Sagacious finds herself wise beyond her years with a seamless integration of structure and finesse by having incorporated both the Spanish clone and French clone of Mourvèdre alongside a brilliantly deep blend of Grenache and Syrah. Aging in Foudres and barriques for 22 months lends to the aromas of exotic spice, African violets, and blackberries that provide a rich and decadent feel on the nose. Dark chocolate, creamy cassis and a touch of black Doris plum engulf the palate in a steady yet delicate embrace. Its extended finish is reflective of its ability to evolve over the next 10-15 years in your cellar.