The variety of soils and clones gives this wine depth and complexity. A small amount of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon is blended in to highlight the structure and classic Merlot flavors of this wine. This wine has concentrated, layered, dark cherry and plum flavors with a long fruit finish.
This Merlot is made from a blend of the finest blocks of our benchland vineyards. The variety of soils and clones (181, 347, 348) gives this wine depth and complexity. Small amounts of our estate-grown Bordeaux varietals are blended in to highlight the structure and classic Merlot flavors of this wine.
The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Food Pairing Notes
This Merlot is An ideal companion to a wide array of dishes, from grilled or roasted meats and veggies to all kinds of rich soups and stews as well as pizza, spaghetti with meatball, or your favorite burger.