The grapes for this Meritage are grown in the famed Napa Valley appellation across five vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on the hillsides surrounding Rutherford and produces nice, concentrated fruit. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc are from vineyards on the east side of St. Helena while the Malbec and Petit Verdot are both grown within the Rutherford AVA which has heavier soils and provides more structure to the wine.A beautiful purple in the glass, aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry and chocolate entice the nose with an added hint of earth. This is a full-bodied wine with a rich palate of strawberry, mocha, toasted almond and cassis flavors. Refined tannins and well-integrated acidity are enhanced by a elegant and lengthy finish.