Phinney's latest release is out and it's under $20, case production is low... and we have a feeling this one is gonna fly. Winemaker Notes - Others is a literal and figurative reference utilizing fruit beyond the D 66 blend. Chosen for their unique signature, these vineyards are styalisticaly meant to be accessed earlier, thus resulting in a powerful yet approachable wine. As is the case with D 66, small yields are the norm because of extremely rocky hillside sites with scarce water reserves. This dynamic creates small berried fruit with intense color and concentration. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrénées-Orientales, Others is made at the Department 66 winery. The wine has a ruby, purple opaque hue with aromas of licorice, spring flowers, campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palate there are abundant flavors of blackberry, wild berry, pepper and spice. Intense and concentrated with a persistent finish, the wine is ready to drink now and enjoy over the next 5 years.