A Cab/Merlot/Syrah blend, it's full-bodied and tastes of grapes and cherries. It has a firmly tannic spine that carries it solidly past the first impressions of pretty fruit and into more substantial territory. Complex and beautifully structured, the wine shows a good balance of herb, earth, clean fruit and ripe tannin. This is always a very consistent, well-made wine, though the blend and fruit sources change with each vintage. Paul Gregutt
Bottle Size750 ml
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