Nose

Elegantly perfumed with lavender soap, sarsaparilla and cedar wood. Judicious use of oak underlies the fruit, giving this wine beautiful balance with a smooth finish where blackberries develop along with sweet tobacco and cocoa.

Palate

Our Claret is an extremely approachable wine, displaying great balance between sweet French oak and rich fruit. A small addition of Syrah softens the tannins on the entry, allowing the graceful, supple tannins of the Cabernet to build on the palate.

Aging

19 months, 72% French Oak, 18% American, 38% new