Primarily sourced from the Connor Lee Vineyard, as well as the StoneTree, Weinbau and Dionysus Vineyards, the wine is a blend of 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. This was first aged for 22 months in largely new French oak prior to bottling. A strong whiff of chocolate hits the glass with sagebrush and wonderful earthy tones rounding out the nose. The palate has a wonderful mouthfeel with a silky texture. Black tea, mocha, creme de cassis and milk chocolate flavors combine nicely in the mouth. The light tannins coat the mid-palate. A downright stunning bottling, this ‘Pedestal’ will cellar well over the next fifteen to twenty years.