Much like founder Chris Bilbro himself (nicknamed Christo by his great-aunt Marietta), this wine is a study in opposites: extracted and intensely flavorful, yet gentle and welcoming; Damn near perfect and high-scoring, yet priced for everyday indulgence! That last bit is our favorite kind of conundrum. 60% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Viognier, this is full-bodied and packed with ripe, juicy fruit in each soft sip. Smoke and graphite add intriguing complexity on the long, flavorful finish.
The 2018 Christo is made up of 60% Syrah, 24% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah and 4% Viognier. Vibrant ruby-purple in color, the nose offers pure scents of crushed red, black and blue berries, tobacco, violets, tar and smoked meats. The palate is full-bodied and packed full of perfectly ripe, juicy fruit, with a grainy frame and loads of uplift on the finish.