In Bordeaux, France the vineyards are divided by the Gironde River - Cabernet Sauvignon being the dominant grape on the left bank and Merlot on the right. In South Dakota we are also divided by a river, the Missouri. This natural waterway splits our state into two locally understood states of mind, West River and East River.
Our West Bank is a blend of three noble grapes, or as the French call it cépages nobles. It is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominant blend with both Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It is a homage to our own left bank, the West Bank.