It’s not often you see a wine that states it is Unfiltered- you would never tell by looking at this deep ruby blend of Cab Sav, Merlot and Cab Franc.  The nose is a bit muted but I get red cherries, cinnamon, pomegranate, black plum, mint and some dried herbs.  On the palate it is dry with firm tannins.  The wine has more of a dark fruited flavor profile- plums, slightly underripe blackberry, a herbaceous green pepper note and mint.  The dried herbs are in there, just overshadowed by the gritty tannins.  Medium to full bodied it has a flare of heat that unbalances the wine.  It finishes quite astringent after a short period.  At 7 years of age I don’t think it is going to evolve much more and needs to be drunk soon.  It gets 87 points from me at at $20- 3 stars.  Perhaps a rich, red sauced pasta or pizza?  Salut….