There are underlying characters of dark cherry with some green coffee bean, emulating the great Bordeaux wines of the Right Bank. This wine will look more intense than most Californian Merlots with structure of a more ‘international’ style. A fabulous food wine.
Petit Verdot has emerged as arguably the most consistent performer of all the red varieties. It is normally used as a blending component but we see a very complete wine able to stand alone and stand tall.