8 Years in the Desert Red Blenc by Orin Swift

From the Captain’s list.
This bold, yet finessed blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah is sourced from the most coveted vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara areas. Earning a score of 94 points by Decanter Magazine, the wine opens with aromas of wild blackberry, pepper, oatmeal raisin cookie, forest floor and spices. The entry is broad and opulent with a mid-palate of brambly raspberry, black cherry, ripe blueberry and a hint of cacao.