There's a phenomenal nose to this wine with crushed berry, wet earth, wet slate and hints of flowers. Full body with a chewy tannic structure, yet soft and polished. Powerful and rich. Muscular and toned. Has form. Slightly austere tannins. This needs at least four to seven years of bottle age. The high percentage of Merlot from Howell Mountain gives this wine a real edge and beauty. A blend of 62.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30.2% Merlot and 7.5% Petit Verdot.