Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren blended in Cabernet Franc, Petite
Sirah, Merlot and Syrah to the Cabernet Sauvignon (84%) giving an extra
punch of intensity with black currant and cassis flavors along with the
classic chewy tannins this variety typically possesses. The components
were aged separately for 12 months in a mix of French, American and
Hungarian oak. Once the lots were selected, the blend was assembled and
Notes of blackberry, black currant and dried herbs jump from the glass
of this captivating Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate the wine is rich
and juicy with black fruits, round tannins and a touch of smoky oak.
Bright berry flavors persist throughout the long finish.