Picture yourselfsitting by the fireside on a rainy night in an English country manor sipping a beautiful red wine. “What is this gorgeous wine?” you ask your host, “it’s almost port-like in its rich body and flavours.” With distinctive British pronunciation, the host declares it’s a new discovery from Niagara.
2010 Family Tree Red by Henry of Pelham is dense dark purple in your glass, with a warm, aromatic and classic nose of ripe fruit, blackberries, black cherries, black coffee, and chocolate, with pepper and other spices in a rich, velvety and lingering finish. Nice body and good tannins. This wine will drink well for 5 to 7 years easily.
Blend of 58% Syrah, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot. The wine is barrel-aged in French and American oak for 17 months.
The Speck family’s idea for the Family Tree series is to produce wines that reflect the best plantings of grapes from various small family-owned single vineyards, including their own Short Hills Bench, and combine them in a blend.
Available only from the winery (including their online shop or by telephone order).
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