The blend for the 2005 vintage layers Merlot with Syrah, Petite Sirah and Cabernet
Sauvignon, along with a touch of Grenache, bringing complexity and a slight
herbaceous note to the wine. The heritage of Bordeaux is evident here. Aromas
of cranberry, chocolate and cola spice add to the somewhat old world style.
Evident tannins will soften with age. The Merlot is dry, with good fruit
featuring blackberry, cherry and touches of herbs, with notes of cedar.