Aromas of plum and iris. This fruit-forward Merlot with notes of ripe cherry and blueberry, with a rich and well-balanced finish.
For the 2018 growing season spring started slowly and was wetter than average. Once the warmer weather arrived mid-spring, it caused the above average snow levels in the mountains to melt rapidly resulting in another year of flooding. Once summer arrived, it was hot and dry which tested our vineyard crews to pay close attention to irrigation regimes and leaf-to-fruit ratios. The vineyards soaked up the summer sunshine. A beautiful autumn saw the perfect weather to allow the fruit to catch up after a wet September.
Made from predominantly Merlot grapes. The berries were hand picked and sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, the berries were hand sorted again, then crushed and held cold for four days. During fermentation hand plunging the must and judicious use of pumping over ensured optimum tannin extraction.