Matured for 18 months in new French oak, the wine offers aromas of raspberry mousse, violets, allspice and graphite. Rich and layered flavors of chocolate and cassis mingle with notes of creme de cassis and violets. Soft and rounded tannins are balanced by a core of minerality and lifted acidity.
(78% Cabernet Sauvignon/11% Cabernet Franc/8% Merlot/2% Petit Verdot/1% Malbec). Poetry is a steep west facing vineyard planted on shallow and fractured shale soils. The fruit was hand-picked in the early morning hours, triple hand-sorted and cold soaked for 5-8 days. During fermentation, the wine received delestage, was pumped over and macerated for 2½-5 weeks.