Margerum M5 Red Rhône Blend 2020
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara|
Color: Beautiful, dark red crimson.
Aroma: Wild blue and red fruits explode form the glass mixed with dried herbs and grilled/smoked meat. A perfume of white and red floral quality wafts throughout the background.
Palate: A solid core of dark red and spicy fruit surrounded by youthful, round tannins. The overlying presence of Grenache flavors initially brighten the palate, followed by a rich finish complete with hints of red/blue jam, dark chocolate and dark, sinister contributions of Syrah and earthy Mourvèdre.
This annual blend is truly a benchmark for Grenache-based Rhône blends from California. This vintage's mix of 49% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise and 5% Cinsault offers aromas of dark raspberry, rose petal, cinnamon, sumac and dried meat on the nose. The acid-washed, delicately tannic palate is fresh, with currant and raspberry, yet loaded with oregano, dried flower and more game flavors.
A zesty blend with genuine personality, this red offers an array of cherry, cranberry, licorice and lavender accents that finish with snappy tannins. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault. Drink now through 2029. 3,094 cases made.