The aromas of this wine are a perfect blend of brown
sugar, cherry and coca-cola spices. It begins intense on flavour,
but the tannins tease you on the palate leading you
into a smooth finish. There is a small amount of earthiness
to this wine, specifically sweet roasted red beet, with a
slight touch of summer flavours.
100% Estate Merlot
Merlot is always a thought provoking red for me to make.
Many times it is overlooked or pre-judged, but making it
from grapes coursed from our warm site on our St. Davids
organic vineyard helps with the process. It excites me
when the vintage is right, because of how silky, earthy, sophisticated,
intriguing and smooth this wine can be all at
the same time. To make this wine, 20 barrels were selected
and each one was chosen to contribute those attributes in
a harmonious blend. Ultimately, 2020 was a dream.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair this wine with meats such as lamb, filet mignon or
grilled aged steaks. It also pairs well with cheddar, dark
chocolate, roasted vegetables and mushrooms.
Hold 5-18 years