Amour Merlot 2002

This is the one that started it all with its perfect ruby color and wonderful blackberry aromas.

Excellent with non-spiced meats such as pork chop, rack of lamb or filet mignon but also try it with anything chocolate.


Tasting Notes

It has a lovely ruby red color. The nose gradually opens up to reveal aromas of cherry, liquorice, and coca. The wine starts out very smooth on the palate, going on to reveal a lean, streamlined structure with great finesse. The tannic texture is tightly-knit, but the wine is perfectly balanced and ethereal, with a long, flavorsome aftertaste inviting another taste.


Production Notes

Cases produced = 550


Winemaker Notes

Beginning the year with average rainfall, the 2002 growing season was long, dry and mild, with only a few brief periods of high temperatures. The fruit was able to hang longer on the vine to develop intense, ripe berries, with deep color and complex flavors.


Cooperage Notes

French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.


StyleRed Bordeaux
AppellationDry Creek Valley
VarietalMerlot
PairingChocolate Brownie
Alcohol14.10%
Bottle750ml
Bottled2003-10-06
Drinkable2005 - 2014