This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby color, highlighted by purple edges. Raspberry jam and sweet herbs jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-full bodied with soft tannins, offering flavors of strawberry hard candy and fresh plum.
The Monterey appellation is the largest in Monterey County, and encompasses a broad range of viticulture microclimates influenced by proximity to Monterey Bay.
The 2019 vintage commenced with bud break in late March, after a cold February and yearly precipitation 16% above average. Though the growing season began ten days late, slightly warmer than average temperatures starting in April helped the vines catch up.
Pairs well with anything grilled.