The 2018 is a luscious Merlot. In the glass, the color exhibits deep garnet tones. On the nose, you're greeted with notes of violet, dark fruit, black licorice, and pepper. On the palate, you'll note signs of hearty ripe plums, black olives, anise, and a finish of rich, dark chocolate. This would pair beautifully with grilled steak, portobello mushrooms, and strong-flavored cheese!
"A handsome and precise red, with appealing red currant, savory spice, and toasty mocha flavors that finish with well-framed tannins." - Tim Fish, WS
The 2018 is a blend of Merlot (86%) with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon (14%). It is fermented in French oak—33% new—for 18 months before being bottled in the spring, then bottle-aged for an additional 30 months before release.