The Phillips brothers planted one of the first Syrah vineyards in California in 1982. So knowing the Syrah was a favorite, it had to be given a special name. Grandpa Don is known for having an actual sixth sense. He knows when a woman is first pregnant and whether she will be blessed with a boy or girl. Lose a belonging? Call Grandpa Don, heíll tell you right where it is! Not only is this wine about having an actual sixth sense, it is about using all of the five senses to enjoy any bottle of wine. If you turn the bottle around you will even see the grandson, Kevin, looking out from the inside of the bottle, making sure the wine he has so lovingly tended to is being enjoyed!
Striking aromas of ripe dark fruits radiate from the glass in an earthy, smoky tobacco context. Full, rich fruit flavors of dark berries, whole plum, and blackcurrant fill the palate and hold their flavors through a long and smooth moderately peppery finish.
"I smell with one nose, an ancient black rose,
a memory lingering, briefly exposed.
I see with two eyes, through shadows and lies,
a secret revealing, wrapped in disguise.
I hear with my ears, three fallen tears,
echoing softly, heightening my fears.
I taste with my tongue, my panics begun,
four sides enclosed, melding as one.
I touch with my hands, a sinister plan,
five fingers discerning where I do stand.
I sense with my mind, a thought so unkind,
Iím trapped six feet under in a bottle of wine."