It has plum and black cherry aromas derived from Merlot, but the Cabernet Franc is more defined after aeration and showcases bergamot tea and dusty Cabernet-like aromas. The palate has an attack of lush, berry pie fruit, reigned in by the tannins contributed by Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The finish is soft, with lingering tea and dried herbal notes. This is not a big, high-alcohol style wine, rather a more refined and elegant style with ripe, forward California fruit. It’s to be enjoyed now and will improve over the next 2 to 3 years. Very reflective of Alexander Valley, with elegance, tea-like aromas, paired with lush fruit and soft tannins.