In a really special place right now. Fantastic. This is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with black cherries, cherries, slight chocolate, tobacco, leather and slight funk. Full bodied. Velvety texture. On the palate, this is vibrant but also showing layering and complexity. Flavors of black cherries and cherries with underlying earthiness. Some chocolate on the finish. This is at peak but should drink well for another decade. Great on its own as it is contemplative, but will work great with roasted fowl, meat or even vegetables.