The 2019 Merlot is rich and dark in a surprisingly light package. Plums, cocoa and tobacco come out of the glass at first, followed by a strong structure to help define this generous wine.
Winemakers Note: This Merlot comes from Long Island whose sandy soils and milder climate helps ripen a sensitive variety before being blended with portions of fruit grown in the Finger Lakes. Composed of 75% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc.
Food Pairing Notes: Spaghetti and meatballs. Bean dishes with smoked ham or chorizo. Jambalaya. Cheeseburgers.