from 6 - 8 year-old estate vines, the 2005 Embruix ("bewitched" in
a blend of 38% Garnacha, 26% Carinena, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon,
15% Syrah, and 6% Merlot. Fifty percent of the wine was
barrel fermented and all of it was aged for 16 months
in seasoned French oak.
the wine has an attractive nose of cedar, tobacco,
pencil lead, black
cherry, and blackberry. Full-bodied, plush, forward,
and nearly seamless, it has lots of spicy dark fruits,
silky tannin, excellent depth, and a pure finish.
this pleasurable wine over the next 6-8 years.