Briarwood Vineyard, Templeton Gap District Paso Robles
117 cases, bottled August 2022
From the Rhone valley, this magenta-hued wine with aromas of jam butter cookies, cinnamon, and vanilla bean explodes on the palate with red, ripe plum, cocoa powder, and juicy cherry. Present vibrant tannins and a dusting of chili powder and cayenne pepper contribute to the lengthy finish.
92 points, W.E. *Hidden Gem