|Oak Treatment||French oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and a small amount of Merlot (13%)|
96 points Jeb Dunnuck
Based mostly on Cabernet Sauvignon (87%) and a small amount of Merlot (13%), the 2017 The Bard is another ripe, sexy wine that has more sweetness of fruit than most in the vintage. Black cherries, blackberries, scorched earth, graphite, and some violets notes all dominate the nose, and it's beautifully textured and balanced on the palate.