A beautiful expression of Merlot showcasing this grape's natural elegance. Features bright blackberry, plum and cherry notes, interwoven with accents of red currant, vanilla, cocoa, and sweet oak --- all lingering thru a long, smooth, graceful finish, with classic velvety Merlot mouth feel. Why "unplugged"? Look closely. The front label is deeply hand-etched into the bottle, but left raw and unpainted for a strikingly artful presentation. This undeniable staff favorite begins shipping July 1, 2017.
We fermented all vineyards lots separately (Steinbeck, Mill Road and Quarry Heights Vineyards, respectively) to preserve the individual flavors and terroir of each. The individual lots were then barrel-aged 18 months in oak from numerous American coopers. Final blending allowed us to create a beautiful Merlot of classic depth and grace.
Brimming with notes of sweet and succulent cherries and blackberries, this Paso Robles Cabernet showcases its juicy ripeness against elegant nuances of spicy vanilla aromas and ripe tannins. Medium-to-full bodied, this robust Cabernet was aged 18 months in a combination of premium French and American oak. It’s a wine with attitude, making it a perfect choice to commemorate one of the finest rock and bands of all time!