The 2017 'CVR' is an absolutely incredible wine that consists of 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, and 1% Cabernet Franc which was sourced from all Quilceda Creek's vineyard sites. This immediately bursts open with gorgeous aromas of blackberries, dark cherries and black plums that are accented by bell pepper, tobacco, graphite, spices and hints of dried herbs. On the palate this is full-bodied, expressive and beautifully structured with polished tannins and a supple texture. It goes on to display outstanding balance, with a wonderful combination of dense ripe fruit that is framed by gorgeous underlying acidity keeping it fresh and inviting all the way through the plush finish. Overall this is a sensational release which is drinking exceptionally well today and is every bit as impressive as the rest of Quilceda Creek's lineup in this vintage.