(2022) From 30- to 40-year-old vineyards on sandy loam, winemaker Julie Mortlock emphasised how much attention is paid to picking date for the Durif, to maximise rich flavours and ripe tannins. 85% of the blend is aged for a year in older American and French oak barrels. Much meatier, spicier and earthier than the Montepulciano, but masses of black fruit too, a hint of mint too. The palate has a bit of rustic chewiness, but it is not without freshness and agility. Acid is nicely integrated and fresh, some tobacco and spice in the finish.