Reviewer: Jay Miller | Rating: 90 | Maturity: Drink 2011 – 2019
Aniche Cellars’ 2009 Rhone Blend Moth Love Elephant Mountain Vineyards is a blend of 48% Syrah, 34% Mourvedre, and 18% Grenache that spent 14 months in 30% new oak. Aromas of underbrush, smoked meat, lavender, blueberry, and plum inform the nose of a savory, sweetly-fruited, concentrated wine already revealing some complexity. It can be approached now but has the structure to evolve for 1-2 years. Drink it through 2019.