Aromas of black cherry, cedar, anise, and cocoa with a full body. Ripe and chewy tannins with a long and complex finish. It pairs well with rosemary braised lamb shanks, blue cheese burgers, or short ribs braised with mushrooms and tomatoes.
The 2021 Mercury Rising Black Label is a blend from four separate vineyards. Two distinct Cabernets and Malbec are from Clear lake county. Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah are from the western hills of Santa Clara County. Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and aroma; Malbec adds richness. All of the grapes were fermented separately due to different harvest dates and to maximize the potential of each variety.