A blend of Rhone grapes (Syrah and Grenache) and tribute to the beautifully dark and mysterious Syrah-dominated Northern Rhone blends from Hermitage, France. Deep and inky violet color leads to comapct and focused aromas of elderberry and black fig framed by hints of smoky charcoal. Smooth and supple mouthfeel shows a blast of dark cherry fruit and savory notes of olive, bacon fat, an spicy white pepper. Well-integrated tannins and balance ultimately define this wine, which will only get more elegant over the next 5-10 years. Young and vibrant now, the Cuvee Hermitage should pair wonderfully with barbeque, smoked meats, and pretty much anything cooked on the grill.