Merlot (31%), Syrah (27%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (16%) and Cabernet Franc (11%) comprise the heart of this wine, with Mourvèdre, Grenache, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Counoise making up the difference. Roasted coffee bean, nori and tire rubber aromas are out front, followed by notes of dark chocolate and spice. The palate paints around the edges. Sean P. Sullivan
Bottle Size750 ml
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