A lively bouquet of fresh violets and black plum blossoms mingled with fresh red raspberries waft from this medium ruby-colored wine. Secondary aromatics of cedar plank, dates, smoked brisket, and potting soil emerge from the glass, adding to the wine’s complexity. Medium bodied with polished tannin and a broad acidity that adds freshness on the palate, accompanied by a lingering finish of graphite and blueberry.
64% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 1%
Dionysus, Canyons, Quintessence, Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain, Scarline, Solaksen, Stillwater Creek
Fermented in a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks. Aged for 21 months in 60% new French oak barrels.
Awards & Accolades
"Aromas of grilled plum, nutmeg and crushed sage. Full-bodied with soft tannins and mineral character. Sharp acidity and wet stone brighten the red and black fruit. 64% merlot, 21% cabernet sauvignon, 12% cabernet franc, 2% petit verdot and 1% malbec. Drink now."
- 90 points, James Suckling, jamessuckling.com