Fresh huckleberries, mulberries, licorice notes, brambly character and vanilla aromas make for a complex and inviting nose. A sweet entry of many berries and white chocolate finishes long and smooth. Well structured, with soft tannins and food-friendly acidity. Nicely balanced.
Try with pork roast stuffed with dried fruits, pastas, or chicken grilled with prosciutto and figs.
Picked: September 16, 2008 at 25.5 brix
Fermented: In bins using the time honored tradition of hand punch downs
Aged: French and American Oak barrels for 22 months
Blend: 100% Merlot
Bottled: April1, 2012 Cases produced: 159
Released: July, 2012
Suggested Retail Price: $21.00