Barrel aromas of vanilla, coconut and cocoa take the lead on this blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, followed by dried cherry and plum. The cranberry and sour-cherry flavors are concentrated and disclose an intriguing mixture of tart and sweet. Sean P. Sullivan
Bottle Size750 ml
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