This rich red is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre. It was given a more serious winemaking regimen with a bit more new oak. I also chose a "Bigger" Syrah to blend in with the Grenache and Mourvedre, so the resulting wine is a bit more "profound". I think that it is perhaps the best Esperance that we have ever released. All of the extra work yields a rich, concentrated wine with aromas and flavors of ultra-ripe strawberries, black cherries, and blueberries, mixed in with the spiciness of cinnamon and vanilla from the toasty new French oak.