For the big red lover, our winemaker, Don Crank III, created this delicious wine by blending the best of Southern Oregon's red varietals. It will satisfy the need for richness and depth when paired with grilled meats or hearty stews. This wine achieves balance with plenty of fruit carried on broad but soft tannin shoulders.
"Plum, cassis, cedar and black tea aromas add up to a stunningly complex nose in this blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. With a few seconds in the mouth, the intense plum and black current is concentrated by a dark chocolate texture that surprisingly resolves to a very long finish for such a young, big red wine. The chocolate, toffee, and berry flavors remain in the mouth as the fine tannins slowly fade. This wine would be spectacular with roast meat and vegetables, but also a good wine to decant and ponder alone as it changes in the glass. Even still with all this youthful power and precocious depth I might put a few away in the cellar for the future just to see what happens." - Winemaker, Don Crank III