The 2012 vintage is beautifully balanced from start to finish. Aromas of dried floral, bright red fruit and classic red cherry tones are evident at first swirl. After several minutes of airing, the wine opens up and reveals nuanced spices and dark fruit qualities. On the palate, the wine is delicious with a silky lushness and tannins that are elegant. The finish is seamless and well integrated. This wine will age beautifully and develop in the bottle for years to come. This is a classically styled Meritage that showcases just how well the Bordeaux varietals grow in Dry Creek Valley.