Private Reserve 2009 is a lovely garnet color. Aromas of black fruit, including blackberry and black currant, are well layered with notes of vanilla and aniseed. Complex flavor intensity, it shows a wonderful varietal expression. Concentrated flavors of black cherry, plums and blueberry, with hints of vanilla and spicy nutmeg. Very lush texture, with velvety tannins.
Blend: 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec
"Firm, tight and dense, with a chewy core of dark berry, fresh-turned earth, cedar, dill, tobacco and black licorice. Maintains a tight profile, ending with gritty tannins."