Syrah brings dark color, backbone and deep notes to the nose. Grenache gives the mid-palate richness and higher floral aromatics while Mourvedre adds structure and spice. 2012 was a remarkable vintage that provided with a bountiful harvest of high quality fruit. Flesh, fruit, intriguing aromas of sandal wood, sweet spices, licorice and a silkiness not unlike a Pinot with a southern accent. This wine shows openness and expressive spicy and fruity flavors with an accessibility that shouldn't make you overlook its aging potential.