97% Merlot from our oldest Merlot vines, planted in 1990, 2% Cabernet Franc from Surrey Vineyards and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Leslie Vineyard.
Black in color with a dark red brick hue. The aroma is encompassing. Cassis, blackberries, prunes, iodine, toasted cedar and sandalwood. The mouth-feel is powerful and concentrated with big fruit notes like dates, figs and blackberry jam from start to finish. There is an amazing dense ripe tannin structure with leather, licorice, dark chocolate, roasted chestnuts and a well-integrated toasted oak. There is a seamless intense power with lovely dark fruit and great chalkiness, all coming together in perfect balance. The finish lingers on for a long time. This is an elegant powerhouse that will be a pleasure to be enjoyed for decades to come.
Food Pairing Notes
Serve slightly below room temperature. Pair this special wine with big flavors, such as lamb, steak, aged cheeses and good quality chocolate with a high percentage of cacao. Or enjoy it on its own…with no distractions.
REGION – Long Island, New York. Produced and bottled in Sagaponack, NY.