VarietiesCabernet Sauvignon 76%, Malbec 17%, Petit Verdot 7%
VineyardONX Estate Vineyard
AppellationTempleton Gap

Truffles and black, scorched ground radiate with herbal and dry pine needles tickling. A forest floor of earth and saturated wood give way to a gushing amount of cranberry juice and syrupy fig. Sweet anise and spicy black peppercorn punctuate along with a firm back tone of wet granite. Sweet but dehydrated fig and hot ashes hit first on the palate. Additional loads of fruit sweetness from hot strawberry jam and crushed blackberry provide respite to layered amounts of silky tannin that concentrate towards the mid palate. The wine finishes smooth and moderately long with a finesse that contradicts an otherwise bruting and flavorful wine.