2017 Estate Merlot
A brilliant release for our estate grown Merlot. It has a luscious dark berry flavor that is concentrated and jammy and is accented with black pepper and dusty spices. The wine finishes with characters of cream, vanilla and framboise.
September 5th to September 29th
17 months in French oak barrels; 50% new oak
A big, luxurious Merlot packed with aromas of brambleberry, crème brulee, and chocolate. Big rounded tannins and fruit-forward flavors help make this a Cabernet drinker’s style Merlot. There is good weight on the palate and a rich velvety texture. It has a luscious dark berry flavor that is concentrated and full and jammy and is accented with with black pepper and dusty spices. The wine finishes with characters of cream, vanilla and framboise. Enjoy this versatile wine with steak, poultry or other light meats, but to be honest we have no problem sitting back and enjoying it on its own.
80% Merlot 17% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Malbec 1% Cabernet Franc