This silky, velvety red exhibits a savory nose with hints of olive, and continues to a core of juicy, cherry fruit and spice on the palate. Round and soft with great acidity and fine tannins, it is very much a Rhone-like wine, with a medium body and the texture of a robust Pinot Noir.
Petit Verdot provides a robust structure, an inky purple color, and powerful blackberry and black pepper notes, forming the foundation for this complex wine. Cabernet Sauvignon lends red-fruited body, Syrah provides finessed spice, and Merlot rounds and softens the palate.
Truly a New York “cult” wine, Brooklyn Oenology’s Motley Cru was inspired by the face of Brooklyn—complex, with fantastic variety!
56% Merlot, 19% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Each of the separate lots were fermented separately in stainless steel, then brought together in a combination of second-year and third-year French oak barrels for maturing.
Structured, yet soft and silky, Motley Cru has Pinot Noir-like versatility. Stews, roasts, lamb, duck, and game, seared tuna, or even a hearty salade Niçoise all go nicely, as do medium-hard and bleu-veined cheeses. Its multidimensionality makes French, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or even Indian cuisines all great matches! Truly one of a kind, have fun with this special red.
Michael Sorgatz “Through the Forest” ©2011 mikesorgatz.com