Food Pairing Notes
The rich, juicy qualities of the 2019 Merlot are an excellent match for baked pork tenderloin, crispy duck breast, mushroom risotto and pan-seared sirloin with garlic butter.
The 2019 Merlot offers sleek aromas of plum, cherry and mocha with captivating hints of toasted oak. A bright, supple texture floods the palate with brambly flavors of blackberry, black cherry and pomegranate. Layered complexity is revealed with suggestions of cedar and cigar box, all converging on a luscious, lifted finish.
The 2019 vintage comes from four Merlot blocks that exhibit their own distinct qualities, bringing natural complexity and dimension to the finished wine. These blocks are situated along the slopes of an uplifted ancient sea bed, where the well-drained, calcium-rich
soils are distinguished by decomposing oyster fossils. Block 15 is a newer planting that delivers dark, velvety black fruit flavors. Meanwhile, Blocks 5 and 7 yield a more nuanced character with both softness and power. Finally, Block 4 presents a brighter spectrum of red fruit flavors.