Cranberry and strawberry aromas meet with turned earth and butterscotch on the nose of this blend of 83% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 5% Zinfandel and 2% Grenache. The mouthfeel is suave, offering roasted black-plum and baking-spice flavors, becoming viscous and a bit ripe by the finish. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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