When you combine a vintage of low yields and great concentration with a grape that loves to express itself on Rhinefarm, the result is a youthfully coy wine that is patiently waiting to give a full reveal. Tightly coiled aromas of darky berries, violets, cocoa, and anise yearn to greet the senses while the palate divulges a lusher, richer character than its medium body belies. Hinting at savory flavors of layered kirsch, berries, chocolate, and dried herbs, the 2015 Merlot will dazzle when it hits the spotlight, but appreciates a little more time or few hours decanting to get there.
Blend: 80% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Malbec
For six generations and over 160 years, the Bundschu family has farmed the Rhinefarm estate vineyard at the crossroads of the Sonoma Valley, Carneros and Napa Valley appellations. Today, we focus on making small lots of ultra-premium wines from this distinctive and historic property. Enjoy exploring us and our wines on our website or by simply pulling a cork.