(From 2010 Vintage) Patriarch, our Bordeaux style blend of estate cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, brings together our passion for farming and our dedication for making the best wine we can, while layering in the concentration of the vintage, making the 2010 Patriarch a finely balanced wine with depth, polish, character and longevity. A smokey, spice laden nose of anise, dark black fruit and tar frame a wine with a deep, sultry appeal. Initially the smooth, silky mouth feel beguiles you before the tart black current, liquorish, tea and burnt toast give you pause for thought. The tannins exert a pleasant palate grip but are not out of balance allowing the finish of ripe cherry and current to linger. Enjoy the vivacity now or allow the next 12 – 14 years to mature a little of its youthful exuberance away.