This could be labeled Cabernet Sauvignon, which is 80% of the blend. It's all old vine Champoux vineyard fruit, with a beguiling blend of herb, bramble, spice, cedar and chocolate. Smooth and polished, still wound a bit tight, and fairly astringent.
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