Generous aromas of ripe bountiful fruit marry effortlessly with refined spices. Well balanced with tones of creamy chocolate, vanilla and toasted oak spice, this wine has a long smooth finish.
The grapes for the Hawkstone Napa Merlot were hand harvested in the dark of night to encourage the fruit-forward characters of this wine. Elevage lasted 10 months, and malolactic fermentation took place in barrel to draw out the soft smoothness on the palate. Pumpover was performed three times per day to maintain the rich fruitiness and tannins.
A perfect accompaniment to pork chops and apple Dijon sauce or Italian-style sausages with fennel.