The Aromatic and structural joy of Merlot, Petit Verdot, both supported with a good dash of Cabernet Sauvignon all intertwining in a funkylicious bottle of just plain YUM!
54% Merlot from our Stelzer Road Block 27% Petit Verdot Grown by Bernie Kaeding and Sam Kurtz on their edge of Moppa Block and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Horse Paddock Block Total production 4300 bottles made.
Vermilion lips promises of kisses to follow
Initially the waft of an exotic well coiffed lady of mystery seductively catches the edge of your nose before her jealous beau dressed in tweed looms out of the bramble patch carefully packing a cherry wood pipe with three nuns Tobacco giving a warning glance…
The stick is pushed forward and a heady dive into a whirlpool of gauzy silken scarves, coy glances and promises of heaven while the steady Rhumba of a well rounded dancer leads you ever further from the safety of your friends. You turn to look back but the purple haze obscures your vision and cherry wood sticks softly tap on your thighs; warnings of discipline to come… Before the night draws to a close.
The ‘crafty winesplashery’ part of my life has always had a ‘hunt for yum’ at it’s core. The ‘gluggy lipsmackery’ part of my life has always described the successful results of this quest as ‘yummy’. The ‘cheeky vonbuggery’ part of my life does not give a damn about any hoity toity, lofty raised eyebrows this may cause. Those ‘Right Bank’ Continental Winemakers were definitely onto a group of varietals that work together because my ‘Jocktightometer’ just about broken the needle when I had my first session on this blend. The Aromatic and structural joy of Merlot, Petit Verdot, both supported with a good dash of Cabernet Sauvignon all intertwining in a funkylicious bottle of just plain YUM!