86% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre and 3% Cabernet Sauvigon. Each grape makes calculated contributions to the blend, exhibiting juicy plum, dark floral notes, herbs, cracked pepper, black cherry, dusty blackberry with medium tannins and acidity. An atypical wine that hits all of the typical notes.
The images on the label depict two of the spirits/phantasms/monsters known as yokai from Edo Period Japanese folklore depicted on a mid-19th century scroll known as the Bakemono Zukushi.
Our fondness for metaphor and analogy is equal to the importance we place on harmony and balance in our wine. Though the image of a woman with a detached and tethered head juxtaposed against a darkly rendered, sly looking fox/dog character well anchored to the ground [or is s/he floating?] may not immediately come to mind as a figurative, subliminal proxy for buoyancy, groundedness, harmony, complexity, surprise and flat out delicious weirdness, it is pretty cool, and you’ve got to admit that it takes some cojones the size of Mount Fuji to call a wine Rokurokubi & Inugami.