The Paring Red Blend 2017, California

2017 vintage: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20%, Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc & 10%, Petit Verdot. Barrel aging: Aged in French oak, 55% new and 45% neutral, for 22 months. Winemaker’s Notes: Utterly fascinating nose mixing lifted black fruit, savory green herbs and dark notes of grilled bread, espresso and anise. Fills the palate with bright red fruit and black plum. A constant play between sweet and savory. Gentle and dusty tannins lead the way into an incredibly long and precise finish. Mulberry sweetness and a wonderful tension between tannic structure and bright acidity. Balanced and refined, a study in elegance.