Comforting, mother-earth, old world inspired non-fruit notes in this wine are provocative. Petrichor (rain on dry soil/grasses) is the first impression upon opening the bottle. With air a conifer/juniper note is revealed along with subtle dark fruits. Aligning and balancing the Syrah and Grenache is important for this wine. Neither should dominate. Proportions vary as do the assertiveness of the components in any given vintage. It is exciting when the interplay brings forth characters not evident in either one alone.