Our Lumière de Vie Illumination red blend benefits from all the varietals used: 50% of Merlot from Lodi bringing a long finish; 25% of Cabernet Sauvignon with its legendary structure and finally 25% of Merlot from Paso Robles with fruit forward aromas. It has a rich and dark purple color. The nose starts with a lot of red fruits like black currant and boysenberry. Generous tannins from the fruits are coming next. There is a very small influence from oak ageing on this wine in the mouth. The flavors are centered around some notes of leather, cigar box and earthy tones. The wine is expressing its blend complexity from the cab and the merlot combination. Words like fleshy and round can also be used as descriptors. This Illumination is also very fluid in the mouth offering a nice balance all the way to the finish.