Our blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cab has got body like a supermodel! A perfect harmony of fruit and new French oak create bold tastes of red fruit, vanilla, and toast, with subtle flavours of forest green and bell peppers. It feels warm in the mouth, a pleasant intensity brought on by tannins that are strong but well integrated with the body of the wine.
When decanted, the initial impression is of smoke, horse tack, and blackcurrant fruit. After sitting, the merlot begins to reveal itself underneath the cab with scents of blueberries, plums, and strawberries coming up through the smoke, and vanilla and liquorice from the French oak. Simply swirl in the glass and appreciate the deep ruby colour of this wine, and the smokiness rises to the surface.
This wine exhibits a beautiful sense of place, with flavours and scents of earth, fruit and fire all blending into one.
11 months in a mixture of new french oak, and neutral (2nd and 3rd year) American Oak Barrels.
Smoke, Tack, Strawberry, Liquorice
Warm, full-bodied, strawberries, vanilla, and cigar box.
Enjoy with barbeque’d meats and grilled vegetables such as eggplant, and expect great things from this wine both now and after a few years in the cellar.