2010 XANTHOS Red Blend (Previously $18)
XANTHOS greets you with a deep, dark plum/blackberry color in the glass and a nose of sweet black and blue fruit and dark chocolate. Velvety smooth and soft in the mouth with polished tannins, flavors of black plum, cocoa, anise, and blackberry jam fill out the profile of this California red. Fruit forward but balanced with good acid making it easy drinking for all occasions. The wine is a blend of 63% Syrah, 16% Ségalin, 11% Merlot, and 10% Zinfandel and was aged for 18 months in 40% new French oak.