On the nose, you are greeted with aromas of white peach, nectarine, lemon zest, and lychee fruit. The silky entry has layered fruit tones with added notes of orange and Asian pear with undertones of toasted oak and vanilla spices.
The layered entry hints at how richly extracted this wine is with notes of fruit, white pepper, sweet baking spices, and a smooth layered mouthfeel that lingers on the finish with cherry and berry notes and medium-weight tannins.
Our Merlot has that intense mountain grape quality with a layered tannin backbone. This particular vintage is 100% varietal to showcase the layered black fruits you expect from a high-elevation Merlot like blackberries and cherries with dark chocolate but laced with the usual Schweiger Merlot notes of pomegranate, blueberry, and boysenberry.
2019 marks the 11th bottling of Cabernet Franc as its own varietal at Schweiger Vineyards. We have a lot of fun making this wine as it is both a fun blending component for Dedication and a lively varietal on its own. Cabernet Franc is a lighter expression of our Spring Mountain terroir not only in its color but a more delicate berry note along with spicy plum, cocoa powder, cherry, and a faint note of Herbs de Provence.
This is our twenty-fifth bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon. Every year showcases more maturity and evolution in both our vineyards and winemaking. Bright aromas of dark cherry, raspberry, blackberry, currants, and boysenberry preserves with a slight hint of nutmeg greet you in the glass. A velvety entry with sweet oak envelops the richly layered fruit. Juicy acidity and lingering berry notes mesh with complex tannins at the finish.
This vintage of our Bordeaux blend is layered with bright cherry, blackberry, oak, and cardamom. Every varietal carries the tune in this symphony. Structure comes from the Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Merlot brings colorful blue fruits of boysenberry and pomegranate. Cabernet Franc showcases its versatile dried herbs and soft tannins while Malbec presents zingy fruitiness and thick sticky tannins. The entry explodes with waves of fruit, including bright cherry, ripe raspberries, blackberries, and notes of oak and cassis. The midpalate finishes with mouthwatering acidity balanced by fruit and polished tannins.