This vintage perfectly blends Old World and New World styles. It is an elegant integration of black cherry and blackberry fruit flavors and bright acidity that will give it the ultimate longevity. The briary nature of the fruit and edgy tannin on the finish make this a wine that will come alive with a well-marbled steak. Decant for 60 to 90 minutes. Drink now through 2020.
The vineyard blocks were harvested and fermentedseparately, spending 12–21 days in tank dependingon the particular character of the site. After 12 monthsin French and American oak barrels, of which 33%were new, the wine was then aged an additional twoyears in bottle. The blend consists of 75% CabernetSauvignon, 19.5% Merlot, 4.5% Petit Verdot and 1%Malbec