2011 Rudius "Fion Bainise" North Coast Rhone Blend

SKU #1163419 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium red. Good peppery, herbal lift to the aromas of strawberry, raspberry and spices. Supple, savory and dry, in a rather gentle style, with a slightly intrusive greenness to the red berry, licorice and spice flavors; could use a bit more definition and verve. Finishes with dusty, even tannins.  (5/2014)

K&L Notes

From the winery: The 2011 Fion Bainise is a blend of 75% Grenache, 23% Mourvédre and 2% Syrah. Our trademark Rhone blend stuns with fragrant aromas of red cherries, raspberries and mountain peach...a bouquet of spices & herbs. The palate is at first dominated by the Grenache component, with bright sour cherry, warm cloves and licorice. The earthy Mourvédre picks up on the finish while the richness from the Syrah fills the mid-palate, and carries the wine to a lengthy, dense finish. All three varietals create an absolutely seamless interplay, making this the most 'complete' Fion Bainise we have ever had. And, as great as it is young, this wine should only improve and develop more nuances over the next 5-10 years."

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Alcohol Content (%): 14.8