2016 Spellbound Merlot
Our Spellbound Merlot is approachable, yet deeply rich with berry and oak flavors, providing satisfaction with every glass. This Merlot was created to demonstrate the dark yet playful fruit profile of Merlot with its soft fruits and aromatics of mulling spice, fresh cedar cigar box and decadent leather. You will find bright fruit mingling with a classic signature of toasted Madagascar vanilla bean and French oak. Our dark, juicy, plush wine style continues here with soft tannins that gently caress alongside the brambly fruit and oak characters manifest in every glass.
The balance of fruit and oak in wine is essential. Oak lends lovely components similar to the caramelized sugar atop a créme brûlée or the nuances of decadent flan. It is our desire to find a balance between the oak and brambly fruits of the Spellbound Merlot. Our goal, by starting with perfectly ripe fruit, is to create a wine that provides harmony between the oak and fruit flavors. Short fermentation times allow for maximum color and extraction while softening the influence of the resulting mouth-watering tannins. These winemaking techniques guarantee that Spellbound Merlot will be juicy, ripe and not too overpowering – so you can enjoy a glass every day!