This is a blend of 84% Cab Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Merlot. It doesn't seem fair to call this a second wine as it stands on its own as an amazing wine. 2017 was a challenging vintage yet this wine is excellent. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, dust, pencil lead, chocolate and floral notes. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this has depth and complexity. Cassis, black cherries and plums with underlying spice and slight tobacco. Great balance. Long finish. This will still get better but should drink well for the next twelve to fifteen years. Should work well with roasted duck.
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