Dark garnet hue leads to complex aromatics of blueberry, cassis, almond, toffee, sage, white pepper and clove. Intense flavors of bright black cherry, boysenberry, dark chocolate and caramelized oak are supported by a luscious mid palate, balanced acidity, fine grained tannin and a lengthy, round, elegant finish. Drink now through 2030.
"The 2011 Synchrony, which emerges from the Stagecoach Vineyard, is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) blended with 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. The fruit is more primordial and blacker than in The Doctor, and the wine is darker and smokier with more barbecue meat-like characteristics. It also offers attractive cassis, licorice and forest floor notes. This complex, medium to full-bodied blend exhibits a smooth finish displaying a hint of toasty oak. Drink it over the next 7-8 years."—RP