Carte Blanche Proprietary Red 2016
Notes from the Winemaker
The 2016 Proprietary Red shows blackberry, ripe plum, blueberry, cocao and cedar on the nose. The palate is silky and focused, showcasing red and blackcurrant, crushed blackberries, tobacco, and hint of graphite through an enduring finish.
95 Points - Robert Parker
"The 2016 Proprietary Red is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot aged 22 months in 100% French oak barrels. Very deep purple-black in color, it displays intense blackcurrants, warm blackberries and blueberry compote notes with suggestions of tree bark, incense and tar plus a waft of iron ore. Medium to full-bodied and firm, with exquisitely ripe tannins, it delivers wonderful length and depth."