RED MOUNTAIN AVA
The city of Aix-en-Provence has been the soul of Southern France for millennia. It is where the first great French wine region was formed and the mélange or blending of varietal grapes is steeped in history. Doyenne (wise or senior) is a tribute to this ancient region and respected practice, a blend of Syrah (60%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (40%). True to the classic characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon, both vitality and structure are present. At the same time, Syrah lends a variety of ample flavors along with spices and juicy meaty qualities.
In classic fashion on release of the wine, 2019 Doyenne presents Syrah in the forefront with Cabernet Sauvignon as the anchor. Syrah displays attractive black plum and savory smoked brisket, while capsicum, anise, and black olive tapenade are the dominant Cabernet aromas. White pepper and smokey barrel influence yield to a juicy, fruit-forward palate that remains balanced by an untamed and more rustic texture. The dense structure of this wine begs for a grilled meat companion and should allow for 8+ years of cellaring.
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