On the nose, vanilla and blackberry lead, and the palate follows with berry pie and ripe plum. The mouthfeel is refreshing, gentle even, and the tannins have softened considerably. Enjoy a medium to long finish that is silky.
Mendocino – Estate Grown
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 9% Malbec
pH: 3.83, TA: 0.586
Acidity: Medium, noticeable only in the finish
Drinking Window: Drink now – the wine is drinking beautifully! Best to enjoy now and begin cellaring a more recent village.
Aging Potential: 5 – 10 years
Serving Temperature: 55° – 62° F
Food Pairings: This wine calls for a bowl of Fabada asturiana. For the dish, think Spanish style pork and beans – rich, earthy flavors complemented beautifully by this easy-drinking Merlot. Most medium-weight protein dishes will pair well.