We’re having a great bottle of wine tonight that doesn’t break the bank! The 2009 Banshee Mordecai is a blend of Syrah, single-vineyard Turley Zinfandel, Napa Valley Mourvedre, Paso Robles Grenache, along with a splash of some other varietals.
This is a big California Red, with some nice earthiness to balance it out. It has big blackberry fruit with some cherry cola on the nose. As this wine opens up, it has some barnyard qualities to boot!
The palate screams the cherry cola, complimented by a little spice, vanilla, mocha and blackberry. It also has some good earthiness to help make you forget that it’s California, and balances out the wine beautifully. If you enjoy big New World wines with a touch of Old World earthiness, you’ll agree with me. The ’09 Mordecai is a complex, delightfully fun wine for only $25.