This classic blend of the five Bordeaux varietals—Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot—was chosen to express the best that the 2013 vintage—a near perfect growing season on the North Fork of Long Island—had to offer. This medium bodied red wine has silky, smooth tannins and an elegant finish.
This classic blend of the five Bordeaux varietals—Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot— was chosen to express the best that the phenomenal 2013 vintage could offer. A hint of vanilla, plum and cranberry flavors flow onto the palate with plum and cassis on the nose. With a soft plump mid-palate Ember has an appealing and lingering finish.
The five different varietals were each fermented in open top tanks and punched down during their time on skins. The goal is to extract color and tannin without remaining too long (14 – 18 days) on skins before pressing to retain the vibrant fruit notes. Ember is then aged for 12 months in Hungarian oak.