The 2021 'The Haze' is sourced from vineyards in Oakville and Soda Canyon and contains 7% Merlot. It begins with aromas of dark cherries and boysenberries followed by spices, tobacco, graphite, florals and sage nuances that all take shape. On the palate this is full-bodied and structured, with well-polished tannins framed by a beautiful touch of acidy that provides a wonderful sense of freshness. Flavors of dark currants, spices and florals continue to leave a lasting impression on the supple finish. This is a total beauty from Carter Cellars that is drinking exceptionally well today, but also shows wonderful aging potential as well.