2017 El Alvaro
45% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 21% Mourvèdre, 3% Viognier
Sadly, the last vintage of our La Vista Vineyard GSM. The dark, brooding fruit (black dried cherries) is supported by sweet spices (vanilla, cardamom, licorice). A savory, cured meataroma (charcuterie) adds complexity. The tannin, initially soft and plush, starts to put the squeeze on your tongue as the wine finishes. The palate lingers as liquid smoke, plum sauce, and teriyaki.
92pts, Wine Enthusiast