As a blend of 43% Zinfandel, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah and 6% Merlot, it's no surprise that there's a lot going on, with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, thyme, pepper and more. Baked strawberry and black plums form a fruity core, but the chalky tannins and well-primed acidity provide serious framing. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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