Unlike the perfect conditions of 2015 or 2016, 2013 began with a cold and wet spring that greatly affected the flowering and delayed the growing season. Overall, it was a low-yielding vintage, but what affected quantity did not affect the final quality. The wines of 2013 are built to age, fresh in their youth but a firm structure and backbone for longer time in the cellar. This is a vintage I am quite fond of for their accessibility and how well the wine has developed - 2013 is truly a vintage for enjoying now and for the next few years.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% other approved varieties
90 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast: “This wine displays attractive notes of bay leaf and thyme typical of the region, but they overshadow the cherry fruit. Some leathery flavors also show up on the palate. There's a silky mouthfeel, finished off by cocoa-powder-like tannins. Drink now–2025.”