This Bordeaux style blend was left to mature on the vine until reaching peak maturity and was then hand harvested, hand sorted, and underwent a cold maceration for 5 days before fermentation. Extended skin contact rounds out the pallet and integrated the rich tannins. It was then aged in French oak for 9 months prior to bottling.

The blend is of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. This harmonious blend has bold red fruit aromas of ripe plums, cherries, and blackberries. The wines fruit aromas are balanced with subtle notes of earth and spice. It has bold tannins with a medium body and as it is an early release can benefit from cellaring or decanting prior to enjoying.

86 pts.