2016 R&D Red Blend
"So much wine for the money..."
91 POINTS | Beppi Crosariol
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, dark toast, and black pepper charcuterie. Subsequent random sampling reveals a rich, full-bodied red wine with dried blackberry, green plum, and briny black olives flavours. The savory, long and well integrated finish suggests another glass should be poured. For research, of course.
Quick, mid-week spaghetti and meatballs; Grandma's hand-written lasagna recipe.