Orin Swift, Department 66, Cotes Catalanes D 66 2015 750ML
Cotes Catalanes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France Red Blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan
About the Wine: Dark and dense with a concentrated fragrance profile of silky ripe plum, cassis, candied violet, and wet schist, the 2016 proudly boasts a rich cardinal complexion in the glass. First impressions offer up supremely rich blue and black skinned fruit notes. Winding tightly around these elements are savory whispers of cardamom, sarsaparilla, molasses, dried quince, and the distinctive banner of French Catalonia minerality. Sappy tannins support the wine along with a fresh acidic lift.