Tannic with green tea and tobacco notes prevalent. The fruit is dark and wrapped in the thick, smoky tannins; flavors show blackberry, black cherry and roasted coffee. The Cab Franc dominates here; this is muscular and brawny; almost 15% alcohol. Paul Gregutt
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