Penya Rouge 2015
Wine AdvocatePenya's 2015 Côtes Catalanes (52% Grenache, 36% Carignan and 12% Syrah) comes from tiny yields and was raised all in tank. It has a rich, sweet mid-palate, medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and terrific notes of blackberries, peppery/spicy herbs and leather. Drink this Old World fruit bomb over the coming couple of years.
Wine SpectatorA lithe red, with fresh blackberry, cherry and plum notes, woven together by mineral and spice accents. Crisp acidity adds interest, with grippy tannins on the dried herb-lined finish. Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Drink now through 2018. 11,100 cases made.