2021 Brothers Blend Proprietary Red Blend


 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot (Ellman Estate Vineyard)

The 2021 Brothers Blend is dark, dense, and aromatic, with rounded tannins and great length. It shows notes of cassis, dark chocolate, black cherry, and baking spices. It is quite broad and expansive on the palate, and the finish is smooth and lengthy. While this wine is intended to be enjoyed early in its life, it will certainly age for many years to come in the cellar, and those who wait will be rewarded with added layers of complexity and a softer, more polished texture. The 2021 growing season was interesting and enjoyable. An early spring with very little rain led to vines that were balanced and healthy,. Warm temperatures in the summer meant accelerated phenolic development in the fruit, and a condensed growing season. Organic farming and thoughtful handwork in the vineyard helped to add life to the vineyard. Harvesting in early September, we were able to capture both the freshness and the richness of the fruit as the small berries were packed with structure and tannin.