This dimensional, focused Merlot is an inky, deep red, spotlighted by loads of black cherry and blackberry, currant liqueur, anise, pepper, leathery spice, tobacco, and coffee. Petit Verdot contributes to its bold structure and body, but the wine is not overly weighty. It is also quite age worthy and capable of cellaring.
98% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot
North Fork of Long Island
Stainless steel fermented separately, the Merlot and Petit Verdot were aged in new, second-year, and third-year oak barrels for between 12 and 15 months. All of the barrels were made of French oak.
BOE Merlot has a backbone of higher acidity and finely tuned tannins making it an ideal match for rich foods. A palate-pleasing wine made for a nice steak, pork, lamb roasts, and sharp or earthy cheeses.
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