70% Petite Sirah, 12% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 8% Carignan, certified organic and biodynamic.
Petite Sirah takes center stage in Backlit. The Petite sees the day’s first light, and the afternoon shade and coastal breezes giving ample ripeness, good acidity and fine tannins. The Mourvèdre adds tropical fruits, the Grenache bumps the spice, and the Carignan offers dark and savory notes. The vibrant ox-blood color catches your attention at first glance. Aromatics of bittersweet chocolate and espresso are complemented by raspberry preserves and spice. Great concentration, balance and precision transition to a seamless texture with just enough tension to ask for a bit of cellaring. If you can’t keep your hands off this, decant it for a few hours and let the fireworks begin. Drink 2020-2033
"Opaque, shimmering maroon. Potent red and dark berry, musky earth, candied flowers and exotic spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry, cherry cola, bitter chocolate and violet pastille flavors that are sharpened by a building spice-cake quality. Shows superb energy and powerful floral thrust on the impressively long, gently chewy finish, which features steadily building tannins and repeating spiciness." 96 pts - Vinous Media