A deep violet color, the wine displays aromas of spices, wild herbs, and mature red fruits. On the palate, the wine is soft and elegant with fine tannins and notes of sage, myrtle, rosemary, and vanilla. Notes of red fruits, pepper, and licorice add an interesting spiciness before a harmonious and persistent finish. The 2018 vintage was quite challenging weather-wise. There were unusual rains in the summer that brought down temperatures and delayed the maturation of the grapes. Harvest had some stop and starts, with late August rains delaying harvest until the vineyards dried. Merlot grapes suffered the most, resulting in a blend with a low percentage of Merlot. Fortunately, September had good weather and by selecting only the best quality grapes, a good harvest was achieved.