he palate is bright, with lots of ripe
red berries; hints of blackberry, molasses and
cayenne. A nice, persistent smokiness comes
through the lingering finish.
COLOR: Dark rubyAROMA: Intense aromas of blueberries, dried cherries and vanilla, with a hint of caramel.FLAVOR: Concentrated, full bodied, with flavors of dry cherry and redcurrant. Persistent, lingering finish with a hint of mocha and an espresso finish.
Blending is at the heart of our winemaking programs. It is the critical process of combining different wines from multiple vineyard locations and appellations with one goal: Create a complete wine that is superior to the individual components. Our Winemaker’s Blend is a meritage style wine that celebrates this artistic endeavor. The best attributes of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot harmonize into a flavorful wine that is fruit forward, elegant, supple and age worthy. We only produce Winemaker’s Blend in exceptional vintages, and 2008 definitely qualifies.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION:Merlot 34%, Cabernet Sauvignon 43%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Petit Verdot 6%, Malbec 2%ALCOHOL LEVEL: 14.2%