This wine consists of Stanton Vineyard Merlot, Shaw Cabernet Sauvignon, Quintessence Petit Verdot and a touch of Syrah. Espresso, dark chocolate and cherry aromas are out front. Rich coffee and cedar flavors follow. A whole lot of tannic structure sits behind it. The oak plays a prominent part in the show but plays it well. Give it some time in the cellar or decant. Sean P. Sullivan
Bottle Size750 ml
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