Kermit Lynch worked closely with winemaker Jean-François Pasturel to develop the blend. Think of sun-baked, Provençal hillsides with their fruit trees and olive groves and (of course) vineyards, growing in fertile earth that hides pungent black truffles. Juicy and open, with a mix of black currant and black cherry fruit backed by singed cedar details. Shows a good mineral twinge through the finish. Drink now.