Edmunds St. John 2000 Rocks and Gravel ($19.99)
Very dark garnet with a reddish glint, this fine blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre offers soft earthy and floral aroma notes over warm berry fruit. Full and ripe, tart fruit and substantial but accessible tannins show on the palate. A bit closed at first, it opened up and gained intriguing complexity with time in the glass - berry fruit, fragrant pepper and earth - leaving us thoroughly impressed and suggesting that a bit of cellar time won't hurt at all. US Importer: (Oct 11, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: A thoroughly natural match with a rare T-bone crusted with black pepper.

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