We've made wine from Grenache grapes since 2002, but it wasn't until 2007 that we produced a wine we thought was good enough to label as Grenache, as opposed to earlier vintages which were blended into our bargain-priced Navarrouge. We love the red wines of the southern Rhône where Grenache is the main ingredient with 72% of the vineyards planted to Grenache Noir. Syrah is the second most popular red variety; it accounts for 11% of the vineyards, with Mourvèdre at 7% coming in third. Twelve lesser-known varieties make up the balance. Navarro has followed the Châteauneuf du Pape model by routinely blending in Syrah
; in 2011 we decided we would only blend in wines produced from Dark Horse grapes. This bottling is 88% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 100% Dark Horse, 100% biodynamically grown grapes and 100% yummy. Unfiltered. Gold Medal winner. Best of Class.