2007 Merlot Reserve
Our Merlot Reserve comes from a very specific block of 15 year old vines on the south
end of the Golden Mile.
Intense and rich flavours of blueberry and cherry with layers of smoke, black pepper and
tobacco. Firm tannins frame the palate as the flavours transform into plum and blackberry
with a very long finish of espresso and mocha. A truly impressive wine.
The calibre of fruit and style of winemaking leads to a wine that should age gracefully for
Don’t be afraid of pairing this wine with the richest of the dishes.
Intensely flavored marinades with your choice of steak would be a great accompaniment. Rosemary and Garlic-Rubbed Rack of lamb is a favorite.
Marinated Tofu steak with vegan BBQ Sauce or Vegetable Meatballs with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce are delicious with this wine.
2007 Merlot Reserve Spec Sheet (PDF)
Spec sheets for other vintages
From vines cropped at 2.3 tons an acre, this is a bold and concentrated wine with flavours of plum and, yes, earth and chocolate and liquorice. The ripe tannins are still a touch dry on the finish but time in the bottle will resolve that nicely.