This classic blend of five Bordeaux varietals—Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot—was chosen to express the best that the 2018 vintage had to offer. Medium bodied with a nice fruitiness on the palate giving way to smooth tannins on the finish.
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Cranberry, cassis, mixed spice and thyme on the nose. Red fruit notes on the mid-palate with hints of raspberry, dark cherry and cranberry with hints of vanilla. Soft mellow tannins with a medius full bodied finish.
This Bordeaux Blend is comprised of 49% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot.
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.