This is a blend of Howell Mountain (70%) and Mt. Veeder (30%) grapes with Cabernet Franc (52%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (38%) and the rest Malbec, Petite Verdot and Merlot. The team at Dagmar are negociants for California wines. Garnet in color with purple swirls, mostly clear and bright. The nose has black cherries, tobacco, dust and slight sage notes. Long finish. This is drinking well now and should drink well for another seven to ten years. It works well on its own and would work well with hearty foods such as lamb stew.