Varietals: Merlot 41% ● Cabernet Sauvignon 31% ● Cabernet Franc 25% ● Petit Verdot 3%
Styles: 17% Appassimento
750ml Bottle & 13.9% alc./vol
The 2017 vintage was cooler than average, a warm trend just before harvest allowed for the grapes to fully ripen. The grapes were harvested, with a portion set aside to dry for 125 days in the traditional Appassimento method. The wine was fermented and aged separately for 16 months in French and American oak barrels before final blending.
Serve this wine with a selection of charcuterie and aged cheeses, well marbled cuts like prime rib, ribeye, or porterhouse steak, game meats, grilled mushrooms, roasted vegetables, barbeque Ribs, stews and hearty autumn soups.
91 Points from John Szabo of Wine Align "A polished and attractive wine"