Arbalest, Red Wine, Bordeaux 2015
This insane, right bank blend of 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot is made by none other than Napa Valley Rockstar Benoit Touquette (Realm Cellars, Tether, Levensohn Vineyards, Teeter-Totter). Arbalest explodes with aromas of graphite, red plums and boysenberries. The tannins are soft and balanced with flavors of fresh raspberries, plums and cassis. A jack-of-all-trades, it pairs well with pasta, chicken, meats and cheeses. The fruit is old world but it gives off a polite, fruit forward new world style. We love this wine! The arbalest was a late variation of the crossbow coming into use in Europe during the 12th century. 14.1% alc. Only 900 cases produced.
*Discounts 10% on mixed/matched orders of 12 bottles or more.