"Celebrate the versatility of this lovely blend of small Merlot blocks from our mountain and valley estates. Bright and youthful, the nose is full of Bing cherries, fresh plum and a hint of raspberry leaf. On the more savory side, touches of almond, peppercorn and lightly toasted French oak enhance a palate balanced with acidity and long round tannins." - Justin Carr
An early bud break, wet spring soils, and a long growing season produced a vintage with excellent quality. A wet spring started fast and rapid growth was met with average summer temperatures, which slowed development and reduced yields. The result was a moderate crop of well-concentrated fruit that ripened fully and slowly before an early harvest.
Food Pairing Notes
LMR grass-fed beef, smoked baby back ribs, or with barbecued pulled pork sandwiches.