Chirats is an old French word for rocks. A deep purple / red color with aromas as seductive as any Rockpile Syrah I have ever made. In fact, Yves Cuilleron, with whom I do this collaboration, feels this is the greatest Rockpile that we have made so far. From the blackberry / black cherry, roasted Herbs de Provence, freshly sharpen lead pencil and cedar notes to the mineral background that is the signature of Rockpile. This is a full-bodied wine for sure, but with great tension, that delivers freshness and vibrancy to this elegant wine. The palate is focused on black and red fruits, savory notes, floral and crush rocks.