We've seen a lot in our 20 years in the biz, but count us surprised when we saw the blend on this red wine. Merlot and Pinot Noir? That's crazy talk. We're fans of both wines from Bordeaux and Burgundy - but we wouldn't dream of blending the two together, so what does the Rippey family know that we don't?
From the first sip of this red blend, it would seem that they know a lot. It's true that some of the greatest wines in the world are blends, but it's a rare pairing of Pinot Noir which is prized for its thin skin, lean color, bright fruit and subtle nuance, with Merlot which lends muscle, palate weight, soft tannins and intense dark fruit. So, on second thought it's rather an inspired blend of what may have all along been a pair of star crossed lovers." "