Ruby red color. The aromatics of freshly picked blackberries and black cherries explodes aromatically from the glass and is just as exuberant on the palate. Lush and very vibrant. The black and red fruits intermingle with subtle hints of crème brulee and savory notes. A totally extroverted wine experience! Composed of 67% Syrah from Rockpile and Zio Tony Ranch with 33% Grenache from the El Diablo Vineyard.
As deep and drawing to the aromas as the Syrah makes this wine, the Grenache pulls it from the depths and lifts the nose of this wine to intoxicating heights. A true mesmerizing mouthful of wine. From the black cherry and chocolate notes with raspberry preserves to the briar patch/anise component this wine takes you from one experience to another.
93 Pts Jeb Dunnuck The 2016 Pure Yum checks in as a blend of 67% Syrah and 33% Grenache. It has a Southern Rhône-like exuberance and decadence as well as loads of black cherry fruits, melted licorice, and charred meat aromas and flavors. It's aptly named and is unquestionable pure yum. Drink this ripe, full-bodied red over the coming 3-5 years. 92+ Pts Wine Advocate A Syrah-based blend, the 2015 #Pure Yum gives a medium garnet-purple color and notes of black cherries, warm plums and baked blueberries with tons of exotic spices, bacon fat and hoisin suggestions in the background. Big, fleshy, full-bodied and with a firm backbone of rounded tannins, it has plenty of freshness and a long, spice-laced finish.
91 pts Wine Spectator
Expressive and well-built, with black raspberry, sandalwood and crushed stone notes that take on momentum toward refined tannins. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2026. –TF