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This is a widely available, nonvintage blend of 54% Syrah, 15% Petite Sirah, 14% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 7% Zinfandel. Aromas of caramelized black fruit, oak and black pepper lead into an extremely rich palate that’s loaded with vanilla, caramel, fudge and black cherry.
The Troublemaker blend is an opaque deep purple color with powerful aromas of ripe cherry, dried plum and savory sage. The palate entry is somewhat of a surprise as the finesse of black current, hints of sweet oak and espresso lead into luxuriously soft yet firm tannins that linger through the mid-palate and beyond. Blend: 35% Syrah, 23% Grenache, 17% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 11% Mourvedre.