Cellar Hand Red
Rich and deep purple in colour, this wine fills the nose with dark fruits and smoky notes. It's smooth on the palate with cherry, strawberry and chai spice notes along with hints of roasted walnut. The finish is rounded and velvety with great length. These wines spent several months in a combination of plush French and American oak barrels and puncheons until each was tasted and gently racked into the final blend. Decant now or hold through to 2018.
A Cellarhand is the assistant to the Winemaker, and he or she plays an invaluable role in the day-to-day operations of the winery. They perform a multitude of tasks throughout the year, whether it is pitching in at harvest, working the crush pad, racking the barrels or monitoring the barrel-aging process. No job is too menial for these hard workers. The rewards for all of this effort? The opportunity to ride shotgun with our Winemaker and learn the ropes of this exacting and passionate art form. And, oh yes, the chance to continually enjoy tasty barrel samples throughout the vintage!
25% Syrah, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot
Food Pairing Notes
Beef, Lamb, Spicy food, Mature and hard cheese, Poultry.