• Red varieties including Merlot and Syrah and were gently destemmed separately into traditional upright fermenters.
• Aging took place in a combination of stainless steel tanks and neutral French and American oak for over ten months to preserve fresh fruit flavors but further soften the wine.
• The final blend was assembled just weeks prior to bottling
“This polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. Flavors of cherries, ripe berries and plums, supported by a frame of refined tannins, give way to subtle notes of baking spice on a persistent finish.” - Keith Kenison, Winemaker
RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS:
BBQ Pork, Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Gourmet Cheeses, Lasagna Florentine
Predominately Merlot and Syrah with seven other varietals in smaller quantities including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Mourvedre, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese
TA: 0.53 g/100 mL