This wine is a a 50/50 combination of Syrah and Monastrell/Matara/Mourvedre. Lately, I have found a new love for Mourvedre because of a phenomenal one from Spain, and there is a Sicilian Syrah I know that makes you want to slap your mama.
This wine is velvety on the tongue with smooth tannins and a flavor that reminds you of black currants and a touch of spice. Actually, if this wine was a woman -- and it is named Southern Belle -- most men would fall at it's feet. The finish does have the mildest scintilla of both tobacco and cherry.
This is a lovely beast!