While the classic grapes of Bordeaux are now commonly produced as single-varietal wines, these legendary varieties still reach some of their most compelling expressions when carefully blended together. This bottling, crafted by Force Majeure using 43% Cab Franc/27% Merlot/20% Cab Sauv/10% Petite Verdot sourced from within Washington & Oregon's Columbia Valley, is an outstanding example of the natural propensity for Bordeaux grapes to be shaped into complex and delicious blends. Made in a concentrated yet expressive style this wine erupts from the glass with a medley of rich and extracted fruit embellished with pronounced herbal, spiced, and earthy charms. It is rich and decadent while remaining delightfully serious and precise, which is unquestionably the result of top-quality fruit and winemaking. Bravo.