This extremely balanced, elegant wine is a blend of 51% California Merlot and 49% California Cabernet Franc. This Bordeaux style wine was modeled after wines from the Saint Emilion region of France. This wine is my homage to traditional, consistenty high quality wine at its finest- this blend over two vintages has scored Double Gold in 2021, and Gold in 2022 in the very compettitive Meritage category. The wine has a wonderful aroma of fruit and oak, it is balanced and full of finesse. It has a firm tannin structure with a full bodied mouthfeel, and lingering pleasant finish. Pairs excellently with any red meat or hearty dish. This wine will benefit from cellar aging, it can age gracefully for 10 years; however, it is drinking beautifully now. 14.6% alcohol by volume.