BRANDAncient Peaks Winery
This blend of 32% Syrah, 25% Zinfandel, 20% Malbec, 19% Petit Verdot and 4% Petite Sirah offers aromas of iodine, tar, black pepper and cassis. There is a tarry texture to the palate, where a ripe black-currant backdrop is spiced by savory sea salt and pepper dust.
The 2016 Renegade presents heady aromas of plum, cherry, violets, vanilla bean and savory leather with a suggestion of baking spice. Juicy flavors of red and black fruits co-mingle seamlessly across a rich, expansive palate, revealing hints of wildberry jam, sage and cedar. Lively yet integrated acidity lends elegance to this otherwise powerful wine, carrying notes of black pepper into a long, balanced finish.
The full-bodied yet polished character of the 2016 Renegade is an excellent match for rack of lamb, grilled pork chops, bacon-wrapped filet, and black pepper-crusted roast beef.