Quarisa Johnny Q Petite Sirah

Sometimes, the most wonderful creations emerge from random, happy hybrids. Take the cross-pollination of Peloursin and Syrah vines which French botanist François Durif discovered. He produced a delicious new grape variety, worthy of his own name: Durif, also know as Petite Sirah. And there begins your journey of discovery: taste the full-bodied, generous and lively flavours, like blackcurrant and plums balanced with spicy toasted integrated oak.

Though midnight black at the core, this wine is impressively fruit-driven on the nose with oodles of ripe blackberry and cassis aromas. The round palate tacks on licorice, flint and truffle. Chiseled acidity and firm but seamless tannins give this wine staying power. Oak tones of toasted multi-grain bread and caramel grace the lingering finish. Drink now–2022.

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

Lorca Monastrell Seleccion

The Lorca Seleccion is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Syrah with malolactic fermentation in barrel and aging for 16 months in new French and Hungarian oak. A glass-coating purple/black color, it gives up a brooding bouquet of mineral, game, Asian spices, violets, and blueberry. Dense, layered, and full-flaored, it will evolve for 1-2 years and drink well through 2020.

 

 

Besllum

Besllum is produced from estate grown grapes grown on old vines with a very low yield (less than a ton/acre). It has been  aged for 16 months in new French oak. Also deeply colored, it displays an alluring bouquet of wood smoke, exotic spices, incense, lavender, blueberry, and black cherry. In the glass it displays opulence, loads of sweet fruit, and outstanding volume.