This is Chez Ray Meritage (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc) from Valley Oaks in Lodi, California, 2003 vintage, now 9 years from vintage date. Showing some brick color at the edge. Soft, round fruit aromas. Full, sweet, deep mid-palate experience, showing sweet black cherry. Fully round, ripe and drink-up-able now.