At Basel Cellars we are focused on producing small-lot, high quality wines at excellent value. We think the Basel Cellars Claret does just that. The wine is a typical Bordeaux style blend consisting primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. It was aged for 18 months in mostly neutral oak allowing the high quality of the fruit to shine through. The nose displays dark cherry compote, layered with oaky, toasty, and leathery notes, and hints of pencil shavings. The dark fruit carries over to the mouth and is joined by good acidity and a firm structure, with a long finish of mocha.