Deep purple color, yet not opaque. A sense of finesse in the color which suggests liveliness on the palate. The mouth feel is angular, with grace and precision. The 2010 vintage produced a savory character in the wines, like that of fennel, salt, tar and steel. Highly integrated tannins, dusty in a sense, alongside protective acidity guarding against premature oxidation.
This wine, like other Red Mountain AVA wines before, will develop beautifully for up to 25+ years with proper cellaring. While a fine wine now with food, should develop well for drinking on its own as it slowly evolves.
Blend: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec