Fine-tuned and expressive, yet focused, this red has terrific display of dark, racy blackberry, boysenberry and braised fig flavors finely woven with spice, mesquite and cured olive hints. Silky tannins frame the long finish, with an aftertaste of fruit and mocha. Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2017. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,771 cases made.
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.