Our 20th release of the Proprietary Red! The 2016 Proprietary Red is a right bank style blend of primarily Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Although Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon makes up over half of the cuvee, the blend does change slightly from year to year. The additions of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec gives this vintage a bit of power behind the balanced velvety texture. Aromas of dark berries, cedar box, gravel, and a slight hint of dark chocolate continue to develop in the glass over time. Powerful elegance; the palette is centered with big fresh plum, vanilla bean pod, a touch of allspice, and chocolate smoke; followed by controlled tannins. This is a wine designed to push the barriers of complexity.