2017

Merriment

Red Blend

Our 2017 Merriment is a true representation of the best we have to offer from our unique bordeaux range in our cellar from this stellar vintage. A cooler season delivered bright and expressive fruit, and supported well by beautiful and fine acidity. This exceptional cuvee is yet again comprised from Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. These one of a kind lots matured in 100% French Oak, with only 56% New oak selected for the final blend, providing outstanding complexity, structure and balance in the end result.

Striking notes of red fruit are clear on the aroma. Raspberry, dried strawberry , ripe cherry and plum will linger on the bouquet. Blue fruit, with notes of blue berry, currant and blackberry will come to life after a few minutes. A floral and perfumy note of lavender will be a surprising element behind the fruit. The initial mouth feel is supple and round, with ripe and dark berries blending well with balanced acidity and generous tannin, providing this wine with great aging potential. A fusion of brambly flavors and toasty oak delivers extraordinary integration.  Our flagship will pair well with roasted veal, an aged parmesan or a rosemary infused lamb burger with duck egg. Cheers!
$60
Wine Club
$48

Varieties

50% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Malbec
12.5% Merlot
12.5% Cabernet Franc

Vineyards

Phinny Hill
McKinley Springs
Double River
Double Canyon

Appellation

Columbia Valley

Oak

100% French oak
56% New
20 Months

Alcohol

15.5%

Production

389
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