2018 Ignition Reserve Rhone Blend
Blended from two of the Rhone's most famous grape varietals that are lusciously fruity yet full bodied. Ignition offers the two distinctive Rhône varietals of Grenache and Syrah from West Paso Robles, Edna Valley and Pismo Beach AVAs.
Like most wines inspired from famed Chateau Neuf du Pape, this blend showcases Grenache grape characteristics of generous fruit with full body, bringing notes of soy sauce, black fig and chocolate. The eco-rich Syrah sourced from warmer and cool climate adds dark fruit, spices and minerality with hints of blueberry, black pepper and refreshing acidity coming from the crisp coast of Spanish Spring Vineyard. A robust blend that is enticing with the structure and tannin to age over a decade or drink now!
2021 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge, Gold Medal 90 points
Food pairing: meat, especially steak, beef dishes and of course lamb because of the spices present. T-bone steaks, ribs and lamb chops recommended grilled or cooked on an open fire.