2010 Vintners Select

Every vintage yields select small lots with unique characteristics. This bottling is a special Cabernet Franc-based blend of these selected lots.

Blend:58% Cabernet Franc, 28% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 3% Regent
Bottling:2/28/12, 410 cases, 12% alcohol, 0% residual sugar

Flavor and Aroma:
It is a full-bodied, dry red with rich dark fruit flavors that are complemented by hints of cocoa and spice.

Aging Potential:
This wine is stellar now but, with appropriate cellaring, will develop exceptionally during the next three to five plus years.

Thoughts for Food:
Enjoy this hearty, merlot-based blend with robust meals including braised meats, stews and rich sauces.

Wine Maker Comments:
What we love about this blended red is its fullness and rich characteristics reminiscent of a Bordeaux-style blend. We aged it in a combination of newer French, European, and American Oak so the wine possesses more barrel essence than is typical for our premium reds.This is a fabulous sipping wine or one to enjoy with hearty cool weather dishes.

Black Star Farms • 10844 E. Revold Road • Suttons Bay, MI 49682
phone: 231-271-4970 • fax: 231.271.4883 • email: wine@blackstarfarms.com