Stewed red currants and a hint of licorice make for a familiar nose on this twist-top blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Barbera. Those bits combine for a tannic sip that's full of acid, with bright and juicy red fruit flavors and sarsaparilla spice.
On the nose raspberry and pomegranate notes are accented by vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and candied orange zest. The richness of the fruit follows through on the palate, highlighted by hints of earth and sawdust. Mocha inspired tannins and bright acid provide good structure for a persistent finish.