88

Silk in a glass. The blend is a little random, with bright, fruity Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon sitting in the same room, but looking the other way and refusing to talk to each other. Petite Sirah gives a deep black fruit anchor, and Syrah adds some meatiness. The mouth-feel, though, is marvelous. It rolls like silk on the tongue, soft, smooth, gentle but substantial. Tannins grip while fruity flavors fly. Drink with sweet sausage. Recommended. 88.

WHO: Law Estate
WHAT: Red Bled (44% Grenache, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Petite Sirah)
DESIGNATION: Audacious
WHERE: California, Paso Robles
WHEN: 2010
HOW MUCH: $62

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