A blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine has waited a long time to see the light of day. Smoky rich and fairly smooth, it’s got pretty plum, black cherry, chocolate, spice, herb and mocha notes.
A good Bordeaux blend, rich with tobacco, blackberry and earthy flavors, with a generous overlay of wood. Feels sharp and pinpointed in the mouth, with a good focus. The finish is dry and dusty with tannins. —S.H.
Dusty, earthy, berry aromas, with a leathery, meaty streak, lead to a dry, berry-rich wine. It has some odd corners. The technical readings probably read correctly, but it's jagged, irregular and rustic. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and no challenge to Napa-Sonoma.