Our 2014 Winemaker’s Reserve Red Wine is the perfect blend to showcase the deeply concentrated, complex wines, of this wonderful vintage. This deep crimson-hued Bordeaux-style blend bursts with expressive aromas of rhubarb, rustic cherry, and Christmas spice cake aromas. Underlying the bright fruits there is a subtle smoked meatiness, reminiscent of prosciutto wrapped fresh figs. On the palate, the blend mixes both dark and red berry notes creating a pleasing mouthfeel with hints of delicate young rose perfume and dusty tannins that dance across your palate on the lengthy finish. The Cabernet Sauvignon component delivers rich cassis and blackberry character as well as a powerful structure to the blend, while the Merlot tames the tannins with its plush mid-palate and notes of sour cherry and dark chocolate. Cabernet Franc adds a hint of savory wild thyme and gives even more complexity to the upfront fruit profile, as does Malbec with its juicy plum note. Lastly, the seductive floral hint comes from the Petit Verdot. New French oak barrels provide the final layers of this blend, adding baking spices and a brioche-like sweet toast on the finish.