"A blend of 42% Syrah, 29% Grenache, and 29% Mourvedre, the 2001 LC Red Rising Tides boasts aromas and flavors of kirsch, figs, plums, tree bark, and earth with notions of cola and sassafras in the background. It is a sexy, provocative, luscious, dark plum/ruby-colored concoction that represents a Chateauneuf du Pape from Paso Robles. It will provide immense pleasure over the next 5-8 years. Wow! I’m impressed with the efforts from this winery, some of the most thrilling wines emerging from the Paso Robles region. All are from the west side of the area from, as they say, “deficit irrigated” or dry farmed viticultural sites."