A touch of Cabernet Franc (2%) and a small amount of Merlot from Bancroft
Ranch (4%) opens on the nose with succulent ripe black cherry, cassis, cedar and a
hint of mint. Dark, round fruit flavors fill the mouth and transition into a
structured and long finish with sweet plum and black cherry flavors complemented
by chocolate and exotic spice notes.
"Rich, extracted and layered, with dark roast espresso. Exotic toffee, brown sugar and mocha join rich blueberry and blackberry flavors. Intense and very ripe, pushing the envelope at all points. Fans of this style will love it. Drink now through 2009."