Deep ruby red color and aromas of smokey bacon and black cherry with flavors of cedar and vanilla are sure to please the most particular palate. This Merlot is well structured yet elegant finishing velvety smooth.
Pair with: Grilled Garlic and Caramelized Onion Topped Portobello Mushroom, Smoked Beef Brisket, Ancho Chile Crusted Rib-eye Pulled Pork Sliders.
88 pts | 2017 Wine Enthusiast (2014 vintage)
2X GOLD | 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2013 vintage)
BRONZE | 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition (2012 vintage)
GOLD, BOC | 2015 Idaho Wine Competition (2013 vintage)
SILVER | 2015 Great Northwest Wine Invitational (2013 vintage)
SILVER | 2014 Idaho Wine Competition (2012 vintage)
SILVER | 2013 Idaho Wine Competition (2011 vintage)
SILVER | 2011 Idaho Wine Competition (2009 vintage)
|Composition Notes||86% Merlot, 14% Malbec|
|Vineyards||Huston, Skyline, Symms, Sawtooth Block 63|
|Release Date||June 2016|
|Growing Season Notes||2014 growing season was warmer than average for Idaho. The long, warm growing season ensured the ripeness of all varietals and the overall yields were elevated over previous seasons. A strong year for growing reds, particularly Bordeaux varietals. Merlot specifically exhibiting rich ruby color, bright fruit and balanced tannins.|