This blend of 80% Grenache, with Syrah and Mourvedre rounding it out, is a steal for great fruit. From old vines in estate vineyards literally across the street from the boundary lines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Often, the Clavin bottling outshines even Vieille Julienne's CdP!
Spicy, with savory depth of fruit. Red raspberry, black peppercorn, and gamey notes. Much of the fruit you would expect with Cotes-du-Rhone, with the refinement and complexity you might find in Chateauneuf.