Arbalest is an elegant blend with aromas of graphite, mineral, red plum and boysenberry. Full-bodied tannins reveal balanced flavors of kirsch, plum, graphite and cassis. With a hint of umami in the mid-palate, this tasty and fruitful wine pairs well with pasta, game, meats and cheeses.
Blend: 81% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
A predominantly Merlot blend with 14% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 Arbalest was aged for 16 months in tanks and 30% new oak. It exudes a fragrant and gorgeous aroma of plum, incense, spices and forest floor. Full-bodied, ripe and round, with a sexy, gorgeous style, a rich mid-palate, and a great finish, it's well worth your time and money, and you can smoke it for as little as $20. The wine is a collaboration between winemaker Benoit Touquette and importer/distributor Kimberly Jones.