Dark garnet hue leads way to aromatics of boysenberry, violets, clove, sage, plum and subtle earthy notes. Lush black cherry, blueberry, toffee, rosemary, and caramelized oak flavors are supported by a fleshy mid palate. Vibrant acidity, balanced tannin and a lengthy, round, elegant finish. Drink now through 2023.
October 14 -November 2, 2011
28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Tempranillo, 27% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc
“A superb tannic-acid structure is allied with complex black currant, grilled meat bone and smoky oak flavors that finish dry, long and spicy. The cépage is Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, making it one of the most compelling blends available today from Napa Valley. Give it until 2017–2018 in the cellar to begin to mellow.” Cellar Selection.—SH