Cépage: Merlot (60%); Cabernet Sauvignon (25%); Cabernet Franc (10%); Petit Verdot (5%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 94 (JD); 96 (JS)
"The Merlot-dominated wine in the lineup is the 2017 The Tempest and it's a beauty in the vintage, offering a saturated purple hue as well as classy notes of blackberries, black cherries, licorice, crushed violets, barbecue smoke, and hints of espresso roast. It's deep, full-bodied, has stunning purity of fruit, no hard edges, and the purity and balance that's become the hallmark of this estate."