The lengthy spring and summer offered seemingly endless stretches of warm, sunny days and cool
nights. A gentle heat spell warmed up our vineyards in early September at exactly the right time to
usher in the harvest of gorgeous fruit.
2008 Merlot has a lively, perfumy nose that begins the moment the bottle is opened – delicious
aromas of red cherry, raspberry, red plum, cherry kirsch. In the mouth are rich, juicy,
palate-enveloping flavors of pure red and black fruit, red licorice, and hints of mint and toasted
almonds. The tannins are round and smooth and part of the long, pleasing finish.
Blend: 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon