Savage Follow the Line Red
The Wine Advocate: 92 points
The 2014 Follow The Line (named because the farmer told Duncan Savage to follow the telephone poles to find the vineyard that he leases out - hence the label) is a blend of 58% Cinsault, 21% Grenache and 21% Syrah. Including a lot of whole cluster grapes picked at around 12.5% to 13% potential alcohol, it has a lovely, pure and transparent nose with cranberry leaf, rose petals and a touch of rooibus. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, precise and taut, somehow effortless and refined, with an engaging bitter cherry note on the finish that urges you to take another sip.