A blend of mostly Syrah (53%) and Merlot (30%), these are complemented with Malbec (6%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%), and smaller quantities of Mourvedre (2%), Petit Verdot (1%), and Cabernet Franc (1%)
Now the seventh vintage of our popular red blend, we are honing down on what the best possible expression of our terroir is. The result is a medium-bodied, fruit-driven wine that is supported by ample tannins and judicious wooding to showcase what cool-climate red wines can be like.
Attractive dark cherries & red fruit on the nose with spicy, perfumed notes in the background typify the 2 main grape cultivars (Syrah & Merlot) in this wine. Cabernet Sauvignon imparts some bigger tannins that form the backbone of the wine, while the Malbec enhances the colour and introduces hints of sweet plum.
On the palate, the wine enters fruity & voluptuous with a surprising freshness due to its cool climate pedigree. The supportive wooding complements this fruit-forward wine. It finishes off with a lingering finish, balancing mouth-puckering tannins with fruit purity.
The Vineyard Selection pairs well with red meat dishes, tomato-based sauces, and Italian food (carpaccio). Works surprisingly well with chocolate desserts.
Drinking well now but will age beautifully over the next 3-5 years.