"Bill Easton blended this wine from two sources – an old-vine cabernet vineyard in Shenandoah Valley and syrah from Monarch Mine Vineyard at 2,500 feet. It’s gruff at first, with an unmovable solidity to its tannins, as if infused with dissolved Foothills granite. Aromas of anise, mint and pine bark gain clarity with air, giving the wine extension rather than just density – an impressive length of flavor that feels true to place, wild and fascinating. Leave it in the cellar for several years before bringing it out for steak." –October 2015
Inspired by vineyards grown along the Mediterranean coast in the South of France, “Garrigue” comes from a similar plant community at the edge of the Sierra Foothills surrounded by manzanita, pine, toyon, yerba santa and chamise. The wine is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon that offers complex and savory characteristics ready to drink upon release.