75% merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from organically farmed Sierra Foothills vineyards, which lend minerality to the blend. This is Laura Brennan Bissell’s “steakhouse” wine that’s inspired by right-bank Bordeaux. She ages this wine in older French oak barrels from Larkmead to give a completeness to the wine. There’s a sanguinity from the Clarksburg riverside soils for the blend’s Cabernet Sauvignon that balances with Merlot’s innate fruit forward cherry and spice. The texture and weight have a mid-palate silkiness that makes you want more, but not in a glou glou way.
Appellation: Sierra Foothills
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon