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CHARLES MELTON NINE GRENACHE SHIRZ MOURVEDRE POPE 2012
Pale to medium ruby colored, the 2012 Nine Popes offers a seriously earthy / meaty expression of old vine Grenache, with notes of salami, bacon fat, dusty earth and garrigue over a core of mulberries and kirsch with touches of fennel seed and cumin. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with savory and spice flavors supported by soft tannins and finishing with long lasting pepper notes. ROBERT PARKER. THE WINE ADVOCATE. 90/100.