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Like striking a major chord, the three varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, harmonize brilliantly - like they were always meant to be together. The wine opens with floral aromas of violet and rosemary, followed by a fruit stand of aromas and flavors reminiscent of blackberry, black plum, currant and black cherry. The primary fruit notes lead into more complex and earthier notes of black olive, sage, star anise, cocoa and a hint of vanilla that softens an otherwise youthful flavor profile. Consistent with other RSV wines from the 2014 vintage, this is a wine that can be enjoyed now or cellared for the long haul. Lean beef or wild game like venison are the perfect match for a young POV while a few years under its belt will lend the wine the flexibility to work with a broad range of lighter meats like pork and poultry as well as non-meat-centric dishes like pasta with tomato sauce and roasted veggies.