Flirting with perfection, this is a masterpiece from Tench Vineyard, just adjacent to Screaming Eagle. Super-rich and opulent, brimming with notes of chocolate, leather, blueberry pie, and violets. The Wine Advocate loved its “drop dead gorgeous poise and sophistication with a long, graceful finish that cannot fail to impress.”
Composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Merlot, the 2016 Proprietary Red EE Tench Vineyard reveals a deep garnet-purple color and reticent nose of crushed black and red cherries, mulberries with wafts of dried herbs, lavender and fresh roses plus hints of pencil shavings and tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, very fine and very fresh in the mouth, it has drop dead gorgeous poise and sophistication with a long, graceful finish that cannot fail to impress.