Red Wines

2018 Proprietor's Artist Series Merlot Reserve

Artist Series Merlot Reserve has been specially produced to capture the complete and complex contributions of the Merlot grape. Merlot, thought to be a diminutive of merle, the French name for the blackbird, references the color of the dark blue grape which grows as Merlot.

Merlot is often used in Bordeaux wine that's led a transition into New World wine, which emphasized its late harvesting in reaching ripeness that produces its inky, purple color. Artist Series Merlot Reserve presents itself with a full body structure followed by lush, velvety tannins overlaid with intense plum, and blackberry fruit while finishing with a lingering hint of smoke.

Artist Series Merlot Reserve is barreled in the finest Nadalié French Oak barrels from Tronçais and Allier complemented partially with a fine-grained Pennsylvania Nadalié American Oak barrel.

Only three barrels of 2018 Artist Series Merlot were handcrafted for the most exquisite and detailed Merlot connoisseur.

Tasting Notes: Balanced with a structure crafting dark berries, black pepper, plum, minerals, smoke, and toasted oak on the finish.

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