Wine experts say this Red wine delivers as promised, with ripe fruit augmented with complex notes of apricots, dates and hazelnuts. The richness is balanced by a good mineral streak, and the wine is ready to drink now. All of Viu Manent`s single-vineyard wines have this message: It`s clean, racy and super-clean. Right off, you get honey, jelly and white flower flavors that seem a bit forward, but don`t interfere with the fresh, crisp Chardonnay fruit. The deeper shade of Pinot Gris comes from the south of France, which gives this a very mineral style of Sauvignon Blanc. There`s attractive, tight citrus acidity here, and a green, crisp aftertaste. Buttered toast and vanilla scents rise to the top of this Cabernet-driven blend, but show more on the palate, where baked red cherry, herb and pepper flavors are joined by hints of vanilla and nut.