Pleased to see the heavy use of oak is much less than it used to be. There is still some present but not as much as I remember. This is a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is dusty with plums. Also some cherries and a bit of char. On the palate, this is easy drinking. Black cherry fruit with some cherries. A note of black olives/oak underneath. Medium bodied. Nice finish. This needs a few years to sort itself out and should drink well for ten more. It drinks well on its own but would go better with roasted fowl or meats.