Wow. Make no mistake, this mini-Meritage blend is not fooling
around. The depth of the wine is apparent even at first sniff. On
the nose, the fruit of the Merlot is very pronounced, offering up
dark fruits and a hint of anise and autumn leaves. The palate is full
and rounded with tannins that are very well-integrated. The balance
between the mouthfeel and weight play perfectly with this wine’s
plum, cedar and clove flavor profile. Pair our MC2
blend with duck
confit or a hearty ratatouille.

Growing Conditions

With the perfect balance of warm temperatures and occasional
rainfall, the 2012 season turned into an exceptional vintage. Bud
break occurred during mid-March, about five weeks earlier than
usual, and set the tone for the rest of the season. Rivaling the
impeccable 2010 vintage, 2012 also saw a large number of growing
degree days, ideal for fully-ripened grapes and bold wines. Due
to the below average rainfall throughout the summer months,
disease pressure remained low, allowing fruit to thrive with little
unnecessary intervention.


Aged for 8 months in neutral French & American oak barrel