The typical winemaking style for this red wine is a warm fermentation followed by pressing and racking. The wine is aged oak barrels and spends 12 months in a combination of American and French oak. While most producers of merlot tend toward the soft and supple wine style, we have opted, because of the quality of the grapes, to make a wine in a rich, generous style. Full bodied with plum, and boysenberry fruit, a slight note of licorice with rich mocha tannins and a lingering spicy finish.
Grilled lamb chops, Bolognese, or even a big juicy burger would pair wonderfully with this Merlot.