GRAPES: 70% Merlot, 10% Cabernet, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
TASTING NOTES: The 2014 Chateau Rolland de By has a lovely nose that is beautifully defined with ample redcurrant and wild strawberry fruit knitted into some quality oak. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, nicely focused but clearly needing a couple of years to fully assimilate the oak on the modern style finish. This is well-crafted and packed full of flavor.
PRODUCTION NOTES: Hand-harvested and sorted. 12 months in French oak; 2/3 new, 1/3 1yr old.
SPECIAL POINTS: 89 Wine Advocate