Aromas of toast and cloves are accented with hints of briar and dried orange peel. On the palate this Merlot has substantial tannins leading to a long finish of clove and raspberry.
The 2000 harvest was exceptional for both quality and quantity.
Cool temperatures early in the season ultimately led to a warm,
dry and stable growing season in 2000.
A cold front in late-September slowed the ripening process and
allowed grapes extended time on the vine to develop
Foods: lamb, pasta, beef, fowl
Herbs: basil, oregano, rosemary