These are lovingly tended grapes, harvested by hand and coaxed by the winemaker to yield a lovely and rich wine. The blend is Merlot, Cabernet, and Cabernet Franc, aged in French Oak and each bottle individually numbered. The color is a very pretty black plum, with wonderful clarity. The nose is very complex-deep black fruits with slate, soil, hawthorne blossom, and a touch of mineral. The body is full of blackberry and cherry with scrumptious olive notes. The finish lingers with currant and leather, laced with soft earthiness. This is wonderful, rich and approachable-excellent on the mid-palate with lush texture. Overall this is medium body, but it has such nice full fruit flavors with just the right amount of tannins. This will be so delicious paired with roasted chicken with garlic and olive tapenade.