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.
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