2013 Merlot La Chapelle
Our Reserve Merlot
The 2013 Merlot La Chapelle is the inaugural release of our Estate Reserve Merlot. It is named after the chapel that overlooks our Merlot vineyard. This wine has a dark purple color with intense aromas and flavors. A few swirls release a bouquet of aromas framed by the "tears" or "legs" on the sides of the glass. The initial aromas are of violets accented with vanilla and mocha leading to aromas of plum and currant preserves laced with maple syrup. The first sip reveals a full-bodied and unctuous wine with fruit flavors of raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, plum and currants. Rich and generous tannins balanced with nice acidity create a lingering finish.