A streamlined nose of currants, blackberry and anise shows in this blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. The medium- to full-bodied palate brings ample roundness and fruit concentration, yet carries a balance of tension with streaks of graphite. Barrel notes of toast and cocoa linger on the finish.
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.