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The 2015 harvest season was the fourth year of drought. The cluster counts were above average with overall yields below average - which means each cluster was smaller than usual. These small, compact clusters of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in RSV’s organically farmed Carneros vineyards developed deep flavor and beautiful structure. Deep blackberry and blueberry fruit notes with fresh picked herbs, bramble and forest floor lead to an aromatic bouquet that is shy at first and opens with a swirl in the glass. The first sip explodes with flavor, revealing the intensity of optimally ripened fruit. The wine balances juicy red and black fruit like Santa Rosa plum, black cherry, black/blueberry, cassis and strawberry jam.