This wine has been careful blended from the best of our 2009 vintage to produce a wine with a smooth finish and with a medium-bodied palate. A sparring use of French oak has complemented the American oak used to mature this wine. This has provided a moderate influence, that has rounded this flavoursome and soft vintage with balanced silky tannins. This wine is ready for drinking now but will develop well for the next few years and will cellar for up to 10 years. It suits red meat and pasta dishes.