The true key to the wine is the Grenache. In the years Shiraz is strong and bold, the Grenache is somewhat subdued but in others, the Grenache leaps out with spice cherries and strong tannins.
:'The 2006 Shiraz (70%) - Grenache (30%) offers scintillating scents of truffle, earth, blueberry, black cherry, and kirsch liqueur. Layered and full-flavored, with excellent depth and concentration, it has enough structure to evolve for several years. It should drink well through 2016. It is an excellent value.' 91 points, Wine Advocate (Jay Miller)