This Malbec was aged for 18 months in small oak barrels (25% New French) and left on seconday lees to aid in the softening of the wine's big tannins and to add complexity. This wine will age nicely over the next 15-20 years.
Pinot Meunier is one of the three grapes used to make traditional champagne. Duck Walk Vineyards is one of only a handful of vineyards in the country to grow Pinot Meunier, and the only East Coast winery to produce a full varietal bottling of this noble grape. This light-bodied red is minimally aged in oak and displays aromas of raspberry and wood with a pleasing smokiness on top. Firm yet light tannins, this wine pairs wonderfully with dark fleshed fish, smoked meats and dry rub barbecue. 750mL.
A lush red wine with notes of blackberry, currant, and cassis, with a hint of vanilla. Refreshingly firm yet soft tannins, this red is hearty without being harsh. Delightful now, moderate cellaring will be rewarded. Duck Walk Cabernet Sauvignon compliments robust steaks, stews, and firm and robust cheeses. 750mL.
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from Duck Walk Vineyards shows a variety of ripe fruits on the nose, with cherry, raspberry and blackcurrant. The oak aging brings some notes of spice, cedar and leather. Full bodied with ripe/firm tannins, this hearty red can be cellared for several years. Complements steaks, veal, lamb and robust cheeses. 750mL.
The Duck Walk 2010 Merlot Reserve is very generous on the nose: plum, cherry, and blackberry jam are accompanied by some leather and cocoa notes. On the palate, velvety tannins contribute to the richness and the elegance of the mouth feel. This wine can be enjoyed now, or can be cellared for a few more years. It pairs well with beef stew, venison, and cheese. 750mL.