47% Syrah, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Roussane.
Winemaking Team Notes: "Between 2000-2010 we farmed a few acres of vines, which were leased to us by Renaissance Vineyards, a local winery where I made wine for over 15 years. These vineyards originally covered 365 acres of steeply sloping contoured terraces, creating a breath-taking panorama, and offering an incredible range of soil and microclimate combinations, plus 700 ft. of elevation drop from the top to the bottom of the vineyard and all possible exposures… It was possible to successfully farm there, nearly side by side, an astonishing spectrum of grape varieties, traditionally associated with entirely different growing regions. This was the origin of a number of our wines: Carte Blanche, Tickled Pink, Heart of Stone, Cuvée Mystérieuse, and Black Pearl."
2005 is a Black Pearl lover's Black Pearl: possibly the most flamboyant of them all, with super-rich flavors and texture, huge density and concentration, and very long finish. Decades of life ahead... Aged for nearly 3 years in oak barrels before bottling."