When I saw the label I had to drink this wine /see below/ 2 Five Shooters!
I appreciate the efforts made by Elaine & Manfred Krankl; a wine from Ventura California of all places. It goes to show that passion is one of the key ingredients for making a good and solid wine but it takes smarts, and the Krankl’s are definitely clever.
The 2010 is a bold wine, and it suits his style, 75% Grenache, 16% Syrah, 2.5 % Mourvedre, 4.5% Roussanne and 2% Viognier.
It has intense deep dark berries and a cherry spice with a classic Rhone styled pepper. I thought it was very well made and tasted young, a wine I will re-visit.