Nose

opens with floral and spice aromatics reminiscent of violets, dried herbs de Provence and steeped chai tea. This profile persists on the palate, where Shiraz lends a tangle of saturated, sweet plum, tart boysenberry and savory blackberry jam.

Palate

A smoky, subtle incense of cinnamon and cigar box adds complexity and intrigue. The wine is sumptuous with a structured frame from Cabernet Sauvignon— yet the fruit and tannins are rich and smooth, making this wine a charmer in its youth but with integrity enough to lay down for several more years.

Aging

Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak barrels