With another year of vine age, this wine turned out exactly as we envisioned it would—a Bordeaux blend that marries power and grace. Translucent, dark ruby color to the rim, with scents of briary red and dark fruits, bay leaf, tobacco and allspice. The mid-palate complexity is from the multiple clones across the varietals that we planted on this northern section of the Deux Chevaux Vineyard property. With its moderate percentage of Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the blend, the tannins are nicely integrated for such a young wine, but it will take some time to shed the structure from the dominate amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. This definitely plays out on the finish, where silky smooth undertones of fruit and mineraltiyinterplay with firm but ripe tannins wrapped up in a package that will gain further complexities for up to 10 years. A stunning wine.