Delights the nose with a brilliant bouquet
filled with ripe wild raspberry, Italian plum and red currant preserves, enhanced by
nuances of star anise, dried tobacco leaf, sweet cream and ripe black olive.


The palate
is equally alluring, opening with flavors of warm blueberry pie and crushed red cherries,
transitioning to hints of spun sugar, fresh ground nutmeg and sweet oak that continue
through the lasting finish and are backed by soft, silken tannins.

Growing Conditions

The 2010 vintage was cooler than usual during
the growing season, but ended with a heat wave.


Our Merlot was harvested
at an optimal level of ripeness in early through mid-October.


Fermentation took place
at a high temperature to ensure that maximum extraction was achieved.


Racked to 35% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged in barrel for a total of 18
months before bottling.


A bright ruby wine.

Food Pairing

Elegant and balanced, this wine would show famously alongside a savory,
flavorsome dish such as scallion-and-brie-stuffed beef sliders. Additionally, it would
create a memorable cheese course when served with Jarlsberg, a nutty, buttery cow’s
milk cheese.