2013 Peachy Canyon, “Especial,” Paso Robles ($40) –
Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, fragrant, briary, toasty, raspberry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dill and mocha; full body; forward, rich, plummy, red and black fruit flavors with good depth and balance; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste.
Appealing to drink now. Highly recommended.
15.0% alcohol; only 91 cases; blended with 25% PS; released September 2015. (Group Score: 15.8, 2/1/2; My Score: 16.5 [89/100], first place)