A concentrated wave of fruit, mostly blackberries, washes over you. This screams for meat...and you should yield. It entices you with its nuances, not wood, so much, at first, but rather herbs and spices--let's say Herbes de Provences. Would it well-serve some lamb? I think that would be...Yum.
You indulge, for it is round, with almost 50% Grenache, 31% mourvedre, and the remainder syrah (true GSM, in that order of percentage). It's all Paso Robles fruit, but it never feels jammy. Rather, the fat tickles the palate, and out wafts a dollop of wil blueberries, reminders of summer on the Maine coast, and then a soupcon of lavender. Would you happen to have any sautéed mushrooms handy, some Hen of the Woods, perhaps, or chanterelles. This wine wants garlic!
It seems to sharpen and gain clarity with time open and air, which allows the blackberry to cut back through the clatter, and in the end, this is a blend that rewards reflection.