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via Instagram The label pretty well says it; a big Merlot-dominant blend here. Clear, deep ruby. Clean, medium intensity, nose of rich cassis, berry and plum with earthy tobacco, smoke and just a little licorice. Full, dense body, dry. Black cherry and plum on the palate, with mocha and roasted nut hints. Cocoa powder on the plush finish. Has certainly mellowed nicely with time. Thanks to our friends J&L for sharing this beauty. 92 points.
Blend – Merlot (91%), Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot
Maker Details – Les Behrens/Behrens & Hitchcock, 16.1% ABV (at bottling ), Madrona Ranch Vineyard (David Abreu), Napa, 224 cases produced
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