David Arthur Proprietary Red 2017
A deep ruby red color offers bright fruit aromas of crushed cherry, baked plum and candied cassis. There are notes of cocoa, anise and hints of dried flowers and herbs de Provence. The palate is soft and plush with fine grained tannin and gentile acidity. The finish is persistent and polished with candied plum, tamarind and baked red cherries. Best from 2020 to 2027. This is a pretty red with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium body and firm, silky tannins. Juicy and flavorful finish. Drink after 2020. Range: 91-92 The 2017 Proprietary Red Wine is based on 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, and the rest 2% Petit Verdot and a mix of Italian varieties that was brought up in 45% new French oak. It’s a medium to full-bodied, balanced, elegant wine with pretty notes of red and black currants, tobacco, leafy herbs, and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. It’s nicely balanced, has silky tannins, and a great finish. A small portion of this was harvested after the fires, but it doesn’t show any signs of smoke taint.