Bel Canto 2013

75% cabernet franc, 25% merlot

bel canto, n. a. A style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power [Italian, literally: beautiful singing], b.  Cadence blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grown on its estate, Cara Mia Vineyard.

Beguiling floral, herb and spicy aromas. The first sip packs as great an impact as anything we’ve bottled – power, texture, and energy pulse through the glass. Tannins are long, fine and discretely buried in waves of fruit. These, too, fully awaken after time in the decanter. There is a suaveness, completeness and tautness that is present only in the greatest of vintages. A wine for the ages.

B. Smith