64% Syrah, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7%Petit Verdot
The aromas of black olives, smoked meat, bacon fat and black fruit clearly identify this as Syrah. There are hearty campfire flavors along with generous blackberry, sage and lavender flavors. This is a dense, rich and oaky Syrah that will please palates that love bold flavors. 168 cases produced.
68% Petit Verdot, 16% Syrah, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon
Not surprisingly, there is a strong bouquet of flowers, red and blue fruit along with vanilla and toast from the oak. This wine is dense, yet light on the palate. Flavors of dried meat, dark fruit, tobacco, herbs, flowers, some garrigue and a few spicy notes. The tannins are smooth and the finish is long. 144 cases produced.
48% Cabernet Franc, 37% Petit Verdot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Smuggler is dark and black on the color, nose and palate. Leather, dried flowers, dark chocolate and black fruit dominate the nose and palate. It is the biggest of the three with flavor to spare and will probably need the longest time in the bottle. The tannins are dusty and not overwhelming, but create a good backbone for the wine to flesh out around over time. The finish is quite long. 72 cases produced.