This is a varietal that I have fallen in love with. Not a Sirah, nor is it petite. The grape is also known as Durif overseas and offers up hefty tannins with spice and plum being the main component flavors. This particular bottle had a few years of mellowing time and it came across with black currants and plum on the nose with a nearly black complexion in the glass. Licorice was very prominent along with black fruits and cola. Sharp tannins and great acidity balanced each other beautifully on the mouthfeel and I really enjoyed the whole package. I paid dearly for it at the Charlie Palmer Steak restaurant in Reno, but found it online for $30. It was the final evening of my Reno adventure and was well suited to our Filet dinner. 91 points and 4 stars from me. Salut….