Explosive aromas of rose petals, wild violets and allspice are just a prelude.
A burst of ripe cherry and currant on the palate. A huge middle balances the chewy and complimentary tannins and extends into a stunning finish, where the flavors and textures resolve, and the softness of the tannin spectrum is revealed.
Bottled: Sept. 2002.
Fermentation: Alcholic & Malolactic in Stainless Steel Tanks.
Cooperage: French Oak.
Remarkably intense for a Merlot, and darker in color than most Cabs, the 2000 Merlot from our Wind Whistle vineyard was a shoe-in for the Vintner’s Select.