A real beauty with graphite, minerality and rich, clean, exciting berry fruit and controlled oak aromas. Very pure and stylish Cabernet Sauvignon with fat but balanced cassis and sweet berry flavors. Big tannins lend structure and framework; young like a baby now; will be better and more evolved come fall, winter and over the next few years.
The 2009 Blend is composed 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, 25% Carmenere, and 18% Merlot. Aromas of toasty oak, spice box, dried herbs, game, and assorted black fruits lead to a savory, surprisingly easy-going, tasty wine that can be approached now and over the next 5-6 years. It offers excellent value for the money.