This Hermit’s Blend, Petite Sirah from Nightfall Cellars was good, full bodied, with a nice deep reddish/dark purple color and in the $15 range. It was a bit tannic, had a bite to it at first and needed to open up a bit (we had one glass and finished the bottle the next day and liked it even more!) This rare varietal series is primarily Petite Sirah blended with Mourvedre. (See the nice cork below;)
Mourvedre (pronounced moor-ved’ruh) is tannin heavy, deep, dark and has a high alcohol content. It is usually blended with Grenache or Sirah (Syrah). There’s a funny article on ForgottenGrapes.com called: Mourvedre, The Edward Cullen of Forgotten Grapes. Overall, we would purchase this bottle again… not bad for $15.