The wine is 70% Merlot sourced from the Boushey Vineyard, panned in 1986. The wine is blended with 30% Cabernet Franc sourced from the Champoux Vineyard. This begins with aromas of rose petals, red cherry candy, tar and dried sage. The wine shows a wonderful purity of fruit. With beautiful acidity the wine shows coffee ground, black tea, anise, and black cherry compete flavors. Wonderfully balanced, with light tannins, this will have an exceedingly long life int he cellar.