Winemaker Dave Guffy uses Malbec to tame the savage tannins in this blend with Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon roaring in the background. Baking spices and vanilla invite you into the pool of crushed black plums and blackberry compote with plenty of plush freshness on the long finish.
This is a blend of 40% Malbec, 27% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and smaller amounts of Mourvèdre, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Together, they work to offerinviting elements of baking spice, cherry vanilla and a creamy palate of integrated tannins and toasted oak. The fleshy, lush feel benefits from a fresh backbone of acidity.