Characteristics: 31% Syrah, 31% Zinfandel, 38% Mourvedre. 15% alc. A west coast take on the classic GSM Rhone blend, this wine might be as well be called a ZSM for the California substitute of Zinfandel. If you did not think the Rhone wines could get any bigger, allow me to introduce you to a 600 pound gorilla that got loose in an orchard at harvest and has had his way with the ripest fruit. Aromas of brown sugar, rendered plums and heady vanilla lead you quickly to a smooth palate with a mild acidity, polished tannins and rich, ripe fruit that linger and last. This is not about nuance or patience. This is animal, shocking and satisfying. Living proof that wine should not always be about subtleties, Anarchy presents a dose of welcomed chaos. Next time you look for that winter warmer for the fireside or a bear hug in a bottle, look no further. Tasting review by Nicholas Livingston, October 2, 2009
2007 "Anarchy", Paso Robles, Unconventional Rhone (Syrah, Mourvedre, Zinfandel)
"I give you ANARCHY... I wanted to think outside the box and create an unconventional Rhone Blend. The blend is based on Syrah for that velvet mouthfeel and rich fruit, Old Vine Zin for spice and that brambly backbone, and Mourvedre provides some anise and makes the whole blend resonate. If you like the Rhone this wine will blow you away!"
-Winemaker's notes by Christian Tietje