This vintage of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot opens with roasted chestnuts and brown sugar aromas. Flavors of candied cherries, blackberry and underlying mineral notes assure a rich, round and persistent finish.
"Fruit is the hallmark
of this blend, based on Cabernet Sauvignon but with
one-third Merlot. It's flamboyant in blackberries and
cherries, so ripe and pure, while oak adds an equal measure
of sweet toast and smoke. With firm, ripe tannins,
this wine needs time in the cellar. Should begin to come
into its own after 2015."