A blast of dark red fruit melds into iron, smoke, tobacco and underbrush notes. In 2011 the flavors are bright and focused throughout. There are no hard edges or angular contours, but plenty of Dry Creek personality.
One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.