Renegade 2006Robert Parker Rating August 2011 - 91 pointsPlatter 2012 - 3 ½ stars
This elegant Rhône blend displays Old World Style with New World fruit. Hint of Grenache's earthy rusticity and Shiraz's noble spice with hints of nutmeg and salty black olive on the finish. Balanced with soft integrated tannins.
45% Shiraz, 44% Grenache, 11% Mourvèdre
Serve with roasts, duckling and full flavoured Mediterranean dishes as well as lamb or grilled meat and vegetables.
In The Vineyard
Soil: Duplex soils, fine sandy loam on a clay base
Yield: 8 tons per hectare, trellised vineyard
In The Cellar
Fermented in open tanks with gentle extraction by pumping over and then pressed and racked into second and third fill French oak barrels for 12 months. This adds complexity and structure to the soft natural tannins. 5% New American Oak.