This blend of grapes native to France’s southern Rhone, but grown on the Central Coast, is an excellent example of what California can produce in this style. Grenache (39%) and Mourvèdre (30%) comprise most of the wine, with lesser percentages of Cinsault (17), Syrah (11), Viognier (2) and Counoise (1). Easy-to-drink, yet showing plenty of complexity. Cherry-like aromas, backed by a little spice and smoke. Flavors include more cherry—but mostly raspberry in the delightful wine.