Largely tannic and generous in oak, this is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Plum, currant, bread dough and leather are among the more powerful components, with a rich rounded mouthfeel providing approachability. Virginie Boone
Bottle Size750 ml
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