Canard Vineyard | Vintner's Blend Red Wine '12
42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Grown in Calistoga and aged 19 months in both new and neutral French oak, the result is a wine that is seamless and graceful with nothing out of place, sort of like a restrained opulence. The nose offers typical blackberry, blueberry and dark cherry hints, but it hits the palate with soft tannins and lingers in the mid palate with cassis, black cherry, cedar and a wisp of mocha and mint. The under current of acidity allows tremendous food pairing options and the oak treatment is judicious meaning this wine will not overpower your meal.