Last weekend I was at a special release party of a joint venture between Joey Tensley, the Syrah wunderkind from Santa Barbara County, and Ceclie Dusserre of Domaine de Montvac in Vacqueyras. She contributed 3 barrels of Gigondas (70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre), he contributed 3 barrels of Colson Canyon Syrah. The made 6 barrels of this blend, and bottled 145 cases. It knocked my socks off. This is clearly a case of a result being more than just the sum of it's parts. Not only can you actually taste both regions in one wine, but it also expresses new flavors and aromas that come as a result of the marriage of the two wines. They call the wine "Detente." I think the only way to get it is through Tensley Wines in Los Olivos, CA. I believe that in a few years this wine will be even better. The winemakers both said that they expect about 10 years of aging potential. I have no horse in this race, and I'm not trying to sell anything. I thought others might like to know about something truely new and different. I bought my case already. Hope some of you get a chance to try it for yourselves.