Equal parts Syrah and Merlot combine with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon in a big, concentrated package of generous fruit and tannin, bringing together fruit from both Napa and Sonoma counties. Full-bodied and grippy, blackberry and gamy meat are the stars of the show, with Cab's mix of dried herb and cedar coming through on the finish.
Aromas of cassis, boysenberry, and red fleshed plums with floral and white pepper undertones and a hint of sweet smoke. Juicy with a plush mid-palate and smooth finish. The muscular structure is well integrated with judicious use of new French oak. There is great aging potential here but drinks beautifully right now.