The 2018 Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red is composed of a blend of 60% Cabernet Franc and 40% Merlot. As this unwinds in the glass it releases a complex aromatic profile of ripe dark cherries and raspberry rhubarb pie that are joined by exotic spices, violets, fresh vanilla with hints of cedar and dark chocolate that all take shape. On the palate this is full-bodied and voluptuous, structured with gorgeous polished tannins that create a wonderful seamless texture. It goes on to display excellent depth, with a ripe core focused around flavors of dark fruit, exotic spices and dark chocolate that continue to expand beautifully into the plush finish. While this is absolutely delicious now, it also has the potential to age gracefully for many years to come.