Grown in the winery's Nellaserra greenhouse vineyards, this Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend achieves warmer climate ripeness in one of Michigan's northern AVAs. Aged 24 months in barriques, inital oak aromas of toasted brown spices and vanilla pervade. The palate is round and silky yet structured by grippy tannins, with rich dark berries meeting specks of black pepper and rooibos.
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.