This is 92% Carmenère with 8% Petit Verdot from Chile. It is a very interesting blend. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, coffee, slight dark chocolate. Full bodied. On the palate, this is big and on the wilder side. Flavors of black cherries with underlying gravel and also some chocolate. It is delicious but rough on the throat (not smooth). Long finish. It will interesting to watch this mature although for those who enjoy a bit of a wilder ride, it is probably best drunk over the next five to seven years. It will smooth out with proper cellaring. This will work well with lamb or other roasted meats.
Visiting wine country? Why spend $250 per day in tasting fees when you can get the wine pass and pay less then half of that? 1 Day with the wine pass = $125+ in savings. 2 Days with the wine pass = $250+ in savings. The Priority Wine Pass