This is the Relic wine we drink the most of at home. 2012 is going to go down in history as a great Napa Valley vintage, and the Rhone varieties excelled as well as any. This wine is a fantastic combination of power and finesse, which first appears in the aromatics - raspberry, white pepper, anise, sage, baked earth and sweet black fruit. It then unravels into a huge cornucopia of red and black fruits, figs, light-roast coffee, white pepper and fennel seed notes on the palate. Full bodied and powerful, yet fully in balance, leading to a great, highly aromatic finish.