Ravish Melange 2012
Designed to be similar in style to two of the greatest Pomerol wines, Château Le Pin and Petrus, Mélange [ma-lan-ge] is a French term for a mixture where the composition can easily be identified.
This is a wine that, once tasted, ravishes your senses, overwhelming with emotion and a feeling of delight.
Filled with wonder from this incredible soft yet powerful wine you are enchanted to take a mouthful of its concentrated flavors of spicy cranberry and raspberry. A touch of mineral in the center pallet and a finish of caramel coffee with just a hint of chocolate. C'est Magnifique!
The non-stop aroma explosion is thrilling! Chocolate, black raspberry, assorted fresh flowers, herbs, spices, truffles, earth, plums and black cherry. This powerful, concentrated, deep wine fills every nook and cranny of your taste buds with endless waves of decadent, ripe fruit. Purity, velvet, silk, balance and length are the hallmarks of this wine.
Cases produced = 252
A classic vintage from start to finish. Textbook conditions in 2012 saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until our wine grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality to the crush pad and into the cellar. The abundance of perfectly ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars provided the opportunity to cull only the most select fruit, intentionally farming to lower yields bringing only the very best grape to harvest that results in wines acclaimed for their high quality in the bottle.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.