Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Others is 85% Grenache, with the balance a mix of Syrah and Carignan. Made by Dave Phinney (Orin Swift, The Prisoner), it's matured in older oak for nearly a year. Super ripe, it's plummy and rich, verging on chocolaty in its flavors, with supple tannins and a not-so-subtle warmth on the finish. Drink it over the next few years.
Ruby red in coloring with a distinguished brick rim, this wine offers alluring notes of marion berries, blue fruits, compote, garriuge, and a touch of dried lavender. Rich, concentrated dark fruits are immediately noticeable upon entry which transition effortlessly to a piquant mid palate of plum tart, dried spices, and mountain herbs. Persistent acidity juxtaposes the generous core and finishes with a lengthy coda.