Winemaker Ann Sperling looks for “elegant wines that get bigger” in her Poetica tier. The red version is a blend of Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and a touch of Merlot. Such a wonderful and expressive nose of rich, meaty blackberry, cherry and a complex array of oak spices. This has structure and grip with lovely red and dark fruits that build on the palate and meld with an array of spices and firm tannins. Needs time to integrate, but the rewards will be worth waiting for.