Ravine Merlot 2018
Aromas of ripe strawberry and blueberry jam fill your glass with each sniff. On the palate soft fruit comes through initially and then progresses into a more jammy expression of strawberry jam and spice (anise, clove and vanilla). Rich cocoa tones are supported by firm tannins and a lovely persistent finish leaves your palate wanting more. Looking forward to see how time helps soften the tannins and amplify the fruit tones that are just waiting to come through.
This wine would match great with a wood fired pizza, game meats, stews, and firm funky cheeses,
*Fermented and aged in French oak for 9months this young but lively red shows huge potential for aging 5-10 years.