A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, this wine shows a mild concentration of ripe raspberry and bramble berry on the nose. The medium-weight palate is soft in feel, with juicy raspberry and red cherry showing a slight undercurrent of green peppercorns. A toasted praline note marks the close.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.