Notes of blackberry, blueberry cobbler, cassis, woodsmoke, licorice pastille, and meadow flowers are very inviting. The Palate is taut and structured, featuring dark red and black fruits. great minerality, and lively acidity. The finish on this wine is very long and focused, with lingering floral and light oak elements. This wine will reward short term cellaring, and last for a decade plus in the cellar.
Blend: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Cabernet Franc
Aging: Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak
94 Points by Jeb Dunnuck
"…Brought up in 50% new French Oak, it’s not far off the quality of the top appellation releases and has a great nose of red, black and blue fruits as well as some iron, violet, and baking spice notes, medium to full-bodied richness, and a round, mouth-filling, incredibly satisfying style."
93 Points by Wine Spectator
"Precise and polished, with multilayered Currant, black tea, and licorice flavors that build tension toward fine0grained tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030.."
93 Points (Cellar Selection) by Wine Enthusiast
"…The aromas offer notes of coffee, gravel, tar, cherry, and smoke. The flavors have a sneaky intensity that only ramps up over time. The balance impresses, as does the length. It wins on both brains and brawn and will have a long life ahead of it."
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