90 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from Seven Hills Vineyard. This vintage of perfect ripening weather gave us a forward wine, with softer tannins and an abundant berry fruit component. Has potential for integration and improvement with age over the next 1 to 3 years. New heavy toast Bossuet & Saury French oak lends an elegant finish to this wine. A classic Northwest Merlot. Deep black/purple color. Black cherry/raspberry fruit aromas are matched with an elegant French oak component. By mouth the wine is open, soft and forward with restrained acidity. Polished, lasting finish.