Blending 75% Cabernet Franc with 25% Merlot, this wine is mildly aromatic on the nose, showing red cherry, spice and violet. While the palate is medium in weight, a string of acidity cuts short the blackberry and cherry flavors. Grainy tannins build on the finish, with a shock of cranberry and vanilla marking 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.