James Berry Vineyard
The 2014 James Berry Vineyard (61% Grenache and 39% Syrah completely destemmed and aged 18 months in 300- and 400-liter barrels) comes from unquestionably one of the great sites of California. It offers a sensational bouquet of cassis, crushed violets, licorice, toasted bread and spice. With full-bodied richness, thrilling purity, and a finish that won't quit, it plays in the more forward, supple style of the vintage - with plenty of heady richness - yet still shines for its purity and elegance. It's hard to resist today, but will keep for a decade.