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This is a blend of 90% old-vine Grenache, 8% Syrah and 2% Mourvèdre. It is a Côtes du Rhône, but the vineyard is located very close to Château Rayas and Château Beaucastel. The “Unique” denotes a North Berkeley barrel selection.

Beautiful dark ruby in color. Reticent black cherries with violets, some pepper and earthiness on the nose. On the palate, classic kirsch, licorice, some cranberry and pomegranate with white pepper. Great elegance (and I do truly mean elegance, it is not thin), purity, balance — and the finish is pronounced, but refined with lingering notes of pepper, earth and graphite.

I think I got this a few years back at under $20 a bottle, it now retails for about $25. It really is starting to open and is showing very well. This is really a lot of wine for $20, I would stock up on this if I had the opportunity to buy this again today at under $20 a bottle. Imported by North Berkeley Wine Imports.

Strongly recommended.

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