From some of our oldest vines, this Merlot contributes density and aromatic purity; presence and persistence without being coarse or aggressive in tannin. While Merlot takes the lead, 17% Petit Verdot in the blend contributes structure, depth, and power, building a complete picture.
Wine description: On the nose the fruits are dark with plum and blackberry accentuated by mint,
cedar and wood spice. On the palate the flavors echo the aromas, and the wine is structured and
layered with ample and persistent tannin. In 2018 it is showing its youth and will continue to soften
and develop as it ages in the bottle.
Blend: 82% Merlot, 17% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
95 pts - James Suckling
90 pts - Wine Advocate