Écluse 2017 Insider Red (Paso Robles)
Hearty blackberry, dark loamy earth and wet crushed slate aromas show on the nose of this blend of 38% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Tannat, 12% Carignan and 12% Merlot. Thick tannins frame the fresh yet dark fruit, which benefits from hints of cocoa, mud and violets on the finish. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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