2015 Ruby Leigh Merlot Blend

2015 Ruby Leigh Merlot Blend
2015 Ruby Leigh Merlot Blend

94 pts Wine Spectator
92 pts Wine & Spirits
91 pts Wine Enthusiast

Tasting notes

Ruby Leigh, like a great dancer, is light on its feet, rich in contour, supremely balanced and deeply expressive. A silky yet firm mouth feel, together with layers of black cherry, currant, raspberry and blackberry flavors leads to a long, smoke brushed finish. The fruit and earth shine in this broad, deep and defined style. Black tea, licorice, bittersweet cocoa and tobacco notes ride through the lingering finish. Gonna have a long, showy life. 

Food pairing: Bacon mac ‘n’ cheese, Gouda stuffed roasted portabellos
Movie pairing: Mary Poppins, the original

Ruby Leigh is an extraordinary young lady, gifted of many artistic and conceptual talents. Hers is a spirit from the wild places in the cosmos, restless and searching for light and experience. One of the Three Original Wines, it has, since its inception in 2004, been driven by merlot and cabernet franc, supported by malbec and cabernet sauvignon. Like our daughter, each vintage of Ruby Leigh is a classic, lovely and vibrant in its youth and undoubtedly astounding in its evolution. 

94 pts Wine Spectator

Varietal56% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc,11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec
Varietal Composition56% Merlot,
22% Cabernet Franc,
11% Cabernet Sauvignon,
11% Malbec
AppellationColumbia Valley
Vineyard34% Obelisco ME, 22% Olsen ME, 11% Klipsun MB, 11% Kiona CF, 11% Olsen CF, 11% Boushey CS
AcidTA: 0.54 g/100 mL
AgingAged in 100% new French oak.
FermentationMaximum temp. 84°F.
Residual Sugar0.02g/100 mL
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced210
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