AWARD WINNER-2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - Double Gold Medal
99% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
18 Months in French Oak Barrels
Gorgeous ripe fruit aromas that are rich and distinctive of ripe black cherries framed by a bouquet of spicy, toasty oak and black licorice. A flavorful wine with excellent depth and balance, the flavors include currant, enticing blackberry and spice, with a smooth chocolate-toffee aftertaste. It is a lush and supple, medium-bodied red wine with soft tannins and black fruit flavors lingering on a long aftertaste.
Double Gold Medal - 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Our Merlot was harvested primarily from our estate vineyard adjacent to the Castello.
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent companion to most meat based dishes, especially roast lamb and duck, and flavorful cheeses and chese filled pastas. Try with grilled pork tenderloin with a Chinese 5 spice marinade.
Meant for cellaring up to 10 years.