While initially a bit smoky and closed on the nose, time and aeration reveal the elegant briar and raspberry aromas of this wine. Made predominantly from Cabernet Franc and Merlot, along with smaller proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Syrah, it's concentrated in red berry and plum flavors accented by savory herb and bramble.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org