Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as advertised in the beginning. In the mouth, the wine is full, minerally and chunky, with a crisp, attractively fruity structure and good flavors of red berry and red plum. Fruity on the finish. Full, ripe and very accessible, this wine shows blackberry, plum, currant and violet aromas. It`s full in the mouth, offering saturated black-fruit flavors that persist through the finish. The blend is 79% Mourvèdre, 17% Grenache and 5% Syrah. Give credit to Ballentine for sticking by this variety even when it`s such a hard sell. It`s a good wine, crisp and minerally, with lots of lemon, lime and pith flavors. Crisp and textured, this puts a spin on the citrus skin flavors and depth of flavor that are so often missing from Santa Lucia Chardonnays of this class.