This is our annual “crossover” blend , where Cabernet (of Bordeaux heritage) meets Syrah, (a Rhone variety). It packs a punch this year, with loads of dark cherry, leather and baking spice on the nose. The 2016 Mistletoe presents a complex and playful palate of wet stone, spiced plum, and grilled meat. After bottling, a notably smoky aroma and flavor emerged in this wine, which we now realize is nature's gift from the nearby, 43,000 acre Chimney Fire in August 2016. We recently paired this wine with a savory ham hock soup and it was wonderful. Nevertheless, we are discounting this fire wine in recognition of its uniquely flawed character. $20 per bottle (before club discount), check our $200 case (12 bottles) special.