Deep, dense, purple color, due to the inclusion of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Aromatically, it shows light spice and dark, honeyed fruit, along with herbal, meaty, smoky and savory elements. Silky and bright on the lively palate, increasing in palate depth with air. Plummy, berry fruit with bittersweet plum skin on the finish. Subtle, stealthy tannins. Easy-drinking, as is typical of this blend.
Pair with seared filets, prime rib, braised meat—even coq au vin—and moderately rich dishes.
Blend: 27% Malbec, 20% Petit Verdot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Franc.