Saturated, opaque ruby-purple color. Generous portions of Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot provide plenty of pigment density. Aromatically complex: herbal notes of sweet dried basil and tea leaves; dusty and dark fruit elements, reminiscent of dried/baked plums and cherries, accented by cinnamon, cedar and caramelized sugar. On the palate, medium-heavy bodied. The abundant tannins pull up short at cellar temperature, but with air and/or food, the wine shows balance and deep, ripe cherry fruit. The balance of this wine, evenly distributed on the palate from front to middle to back, highlights George’s deft hand with these varieties in the vineyard and in the cellar.