Medium to full bodied red wine
75.03% Merlot, 11.24% Petite Sirah; 13.73% Cabernet Sauvignon
Our base material Merlot was machine picked September 24, 2018, sorted, de-stemmed & crushed, followed by cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation, extended maceration, then malolactic fermentation. Pressing before starting aging in oenotanks early January 2019. Our Petite Sirah component was machine picked October 16 & October 23, sorted, de-stemmed & crushed, followed by cold soaking, alcoholic fermentation, extended maceration, then malolactic fermentation. Pressing before starting aging in oenotanks early January 2019. A portion of both Petite lots remained in stainless steel to preserve this fruit's freshness. Two small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot came from trusted growers known industry-wide for the price/value ratios of their wines temper the final blend's herbaceousness, bring out the Merlot varietal fruit a bit more and round out the wine's mid-palate. Final blend was assembled just prior to bottling.
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Sommology Food & Wine Pairings
Food and wine getting clever together
Italian sausages, spaghetti and meatballs, baked ziti, meatloaf, cheeseburgers, jambalaya, bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo, roast turkey, seared or blackened salmon, braised short ribs, dark chocolate, blueberry pie, dark chocolate covered fruit, dark chocolate covered espresso beansPair Me Up
Why We Love It
A Merlot for life's milestone moments
Our award-winning Merlot is a bottle of smooth, velvety goodness tied up in a bow. Bursting with juicy plum and cherry flavors, the lip-smacking acidity tempers the herbaceous, earthy hints with good weight and excellent structure.