This year Syrah and Mourvedre presented beautifully. Harvested at perfect maturity, the Grenache brings power and body to this vintage. The 2013 has more of a northern style than southern. Rich, deep colors, the nose has complex notes of black fruit and cocoa, tobacco, and mild spices. The mouth is full--bodied and long, the tannins are rich and soft with a beautiful persistent finish.
92 Points: Vinous - "Opaque ruby. Heady, spice-tinged bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, lavender and Asian spices, with mineral and smoke nuances in the background. Silky and precise on the palate, offering sweet but surprisingly delicate black raspberry and floral pastille flavors. Closes spicy and long, with building spiciness and harmonious tannins. Barrel Sample: 90-92 Points " - Antonio Galloni