A crimson core that when tilted will dye the glass with a beautiful shades of violets. The nose is presented with a garland of winter spices, and dried sage. The spices are followed by tremendously ripe raspberries that are balanced with dark fruit driven by fresh Marion berry. The poise of acidity and fruit make for a seamless first taste. The palate is filled with a soft almost chocolate mousse affect and the aroma of pure raspberry extract confirms the ripeness of the grapes.
lend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot, 3% Petit VerdotAlcohol: 14.5%Barrel Aging: 70% new French oak, 30% one vintage old French oak