Wine Spectator 89 points – Rich and well-spiced, with plush, mocha-infused flavors of dark plum and blackberry that are framed by firm tannins. Creamy on the finish, showing hints of black olive. Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2019. 3,500 cases made. -KM.August/2017
Wine Enthusiast 90 points – This old-school blend of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon shows ample body and flavor in its unfussy approach to succulent red fruit and subdued tannin. Moderate in build, it has dusty acidity and a soft finish that will please a wide range of palates..August/2017
Wine Advocate 88 points – The 2014 Claret gives a medium to deep garnet color and nose of baked black berries and plums with hints of charcoal, menthol and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers great fruit intensity and soft, approachable tannins with good length and plenty of freshness..Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April/2017
Individual varietal wines are skillfully blended together to create a complex, well-balanced and full-flavored wine. This beautifully crafted wine of medium-body and rich tannins displays aromas of cedar, vanilla and toffee with flavors of rich ripe plum and strawberries. Claret is ready to drink upon release with an aging potential of 5-6 years.
GRAPE VARIETY: Merlot 66% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Zinfandel (4%) ALCOHOL CONTENT: ±13.5%
Pasta: Lasagna, Spaghetti Bolognese Meat: Pot Roast, Lamb Shanks, Grilled Beef, Lamb or Barbeque Fish: Grilled Tuna or Salmon Cheese: Aged and Blue Veined Cheese like Cheddar and Gorgonzola