By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/31/2012 | Send Email
Grenache-driven (70%), with the balance being Carignane and Syrah, this deeply colored Gem represents what this wonderful vintage is all about: depth, structure, and complexity. Produced mostly from grapes grown from a vineyard near the village of Rasteau, this superb Gem offers upfront cranberry to boysenberry fruit with white pepper undertones, combined with a meaty, almost CDP game-like note and slate-like minerality presentation. The finish is full, with a wonderful firmness and depth of flavor. According to Rusty, this Gem will be one of our house reds for the month.
Drink from 2012 to 2016