The 2018 Bodyguard presents fragrant fruit aromas of blackberry, raspberry, currant, and creme de cassis. Notes of cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, and sweet pipe tobacco are rounded out with whispers of truffle, toffee, mocha, and menthol. A juicy, fleshy palate offers bright, generous flavors of cherry, cranberry, strawberry, and blueberry accented with black raspberry and tamarin; all supported by underlying accents of dusty leather, pencil shavings, cigar box, and crushed herbs. An elegantly styled and beautifully structured finish reverberates with focused energy, vibrant berry fruit, and ripe, polished tannins.

93 points by Jeb Dunnuck
94 points by Wine Enthusiast

Blend: 59% Petit Verdot, 41% Petite Sirah

Barrel Aging: 15 months in 50% new French oak

Tasting Notes