Our 2015 Merrill-Ann is a full-bodied, dry red wine that is a blend of our Merlot, Syrah, and Tempranillo. This blend is more complex and fruity than any one varietal would be on its own.
Food pairing suggestions:
Spicy sausages, spaghetti and meatballs, basked pasta dishes such as lasagne, roasted game, filet mignon, burgers-especially cheeseburgers!! Braised short ribs; mild to medium hard cheeses-but not very strongly flavored, sharp cheddar cheeses, desserts such as black forest cake.
34.4% 2015 Merlot
2.6% 2016 Merlot
35% 2015 Syrah
1.5% 2016 Syrah
25% 2015 Tempranillo
1.5% 2016 Tempranillo
Trellising: Cordon-pruned (spur pruning)
Bottling: August 1, 2017
Production: 322 cases
Aging: 23 mos. in French Oak, American Oak and Acacia barrels
Brix: 22 - 25.5
Multiple yeasts, 2 ton and 5 ton open top fermenters
2 ton open top oak casks at various temperatures