Rookery Red 2015

When our California expert, Clare, tasted this gorgeous California Merlot blend, her first thought was of the majestic rook. This beautiful black bird has particularly dense and silky feathers – the perfect analogy for deep-flavored, silky-smooth Rookery.

It hails from California’s North Coast, specifically Mendocino County. Located just two hours north of the Napa Valley, Mendocino is a prime spot for grape growing and home to several quality-conscious, family estates. And thanks to landmark 2015 – “a spectacular, high-quality vintage in the North Coast,” writes The Wine Advocate’s Neal Martin – the grapes that went into Rookery were perfectly ripe and concentrated.

Look for a deep ruby color in the glass, leading to rich plum, red cherry, fig, and subtle mocha aromas. There’s more intense, dark-fruit flavors on the palate, plus velvety tannins and a long, ripe-fruited finish. And good news for your next dinner party: Rookery is very food-friendly and will shine alongside lots of meals like roasted pork, crispy duck, hearty vegetarian dishes, and more.

Country

United States

Varietal

Merlot Based Blend

Region

California

Alcohol

13.5

Volume

750ML

Vintage

2015