(2011 Vintage) Black cherry, currant and red cherry flavors with background notes of violet, chocolate and cedar. Textured and graceful on the palate with finegrained tannins conveying gorgeous fruit through a lengthy finish. The wine is smooth and the tannins are refined and elegant, in true Merlot character.
Blend: 91.8% Merlot, 6.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.3% Cabernet Franc, 0.5% Petit Verdot, Tannat and Malbec
Wine AdvocateRating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/30/02