2015 R&D Red Blend
"Rich yet structured..."
91 POINTS | Rick Van Sickle
Golden Mile Bench
A blend of estate grown Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot from Arise Bench
Matured in a combination of new and used French oak barrels.
Initial investigation into this red blend shows enticing aromas of black fruit, toasty oak and sweet spice. Subsequent random sampling reveals a rich, full-bodied wine with dark plum and blueberry, and vanilla flavours. The persistent finish suggests another glass should be poured. For research, of course.
Sunday dinner with your Mom's deadly Beef Wellington roast; Grilled Elk Burgers loaded high with blue cheese, bacon and fried egg.