Single grape, single vineyard merlot. Nature gave us lower yields than previous vintages. With the perfect fall weather we had the luxury of picking when the grapes reached perfect maturity. Resulting wine is denser, and packed with more structure and weight than its previous predecessors. Textbook example of a great merlot from the Golden Mile.
Recommended Food Pairing:
Don’t be afraid of pairing this wine with the richest of the dishes. Intensely flavored
marinates with your choice of steak would be a great accompaniment. Rosemary and garlic rubbed rack of lamb is a favorite.
90 Points - John Schreiner
This is an appealing Merlot, plump and fleshy with blackberry and black currant flavours.
91 Points - Tony Aspler
"dense purple colour; a nose of tobacco and licorice with a floral grace note; full-bodied, rich, spicy blueberry, plum and chocolate flavours; ripe tannins with a savoury finish"
Unfortunately the 2008 Merlot is sold out! Look for next year's tasting room only release this summer and please come visit us!