OK, I think maybe for the first time last night I had a wine with a very prominent cinsault blend. The wine was a Cab Sav/ Cinsault blend, Chateau Musar "Hochar" from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. I picked it off the list as it was one of the only glasses I didn't know off the top of my head. When opened it was very tight and acrid tasting. Acrid? Sure, why not. In any event, after sitting in the glass it opened up to this wonderful round, yet strange bouquet and flavor combination. Almost hints of cedar to it with some berry and even a little minerality.
I'd like to learn a bit more about this grape, so teach me oh wise wine board.