Our first 100 percent Estate Grown Harmonie. A blend of 61% Estate grown Suicide Hill Cabernet Franc and 39% Estate Billy Goat Hill Merlot this is the Pomerol-St. Emilion style blend we set out to produce when we designed and planted Blackjack Ranch in 1996. We chose the specific location for the hillside Merlot and the hillside clay Cab Franc aiming for this wine. Reminiscent of a young Ausone beast this is one of very few of our wines which require patience. No matter how young any wine may be, I always enjoy opening one, revisiting it on the second and perhaps third night and getting a glimpse into its eventual aging evolution. This is fruit purity as clean as I have been able to offer you. Chateau Lafleur is my favorite Bordeaux chateau, having produced six or eight of the greatest wines of the past century and while growing this fruit, nurturing the wine, and assembling the blend, it was my role model for the 2007 Harmonie all along the way.