84% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc
100% French Oak Château-style Barrels (60 Gallons)
Age of Barrels: 25% new, 75% second vintage
This wine displays all of the benefits of slow, even ripening during a mild growing season. Though there is fullness and a lush character to this Merlot, there is also restraint and elegance. Promising aromas of cherry, red plum, raspberry, and dried herbs lead to a clean fresh entry with impeccably balanced acidity supporting intense red fruit flavors of cranberry, plum and raspberry. Round, supple tannins provide an enticing framework for the flavors and contribute to a lingering finish.