Our "Reserve" line of wines are crafted by selecting and blending our favorite three barrels that show complexity and depth.
Black cherry fruit, oak and density come together in this exclusive Merlot Reserve wine.
Food pairing suggestions:
Italian-style sausages with fennel, spaghetti and meatballs, basked pasta dishes such as lasagne and similar veggie bakes, burgers-especially cheeseburgers!! Braised short ribs, spicy rice dishes such as jambalaya; mild to medium hard cheeses-but not very strongly flavored.
Clone: Merlot -15 (France181)
94% 2015 Barrel Select Merlot
6% 2015 Merlot
Trelesing: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Soil: Malabon silty clay and Roseburg loam
Harvest: October 1 & 16, 2015
Bottling: August 1, 2017
Production: 75 cases
Aging: 22 months
Brix: 25 & 26
New French Oak barrel fermentation