A well-balanced blend offers plenty of ripe, smoky black cherry fruit along with notes of chocolate and a hint of oak.
The Black Opal Cabernet Merlot is deep crimson to purple. The aromas display excellent regional and varietal characters of berry and spice. These scents follow through with rich cherry and plum flavors, a hint of chocolate and a subtle touch of oak. The flavors develop well and finish with a long finely-textured mouthfeel. The Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) provides depth and cellaring potential. The Merlot (40%) in this well-balanced blend softens the palate to ensure this wine is enjoyable upon release.
Suggested Food Pairings: Barbeque ribs with coleslaw.