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$35 per bottle now - Shipping May 2021
($52 per btl. at release)
In 1988 before even Merlot became popular, after spending quite a bit of time in Bordeaux, we decided to plant all the main Red Bordeaux varietals. After the planning, planting, waiting for the vines to mature, we finally were able to make our first blend - vintage 1995 - and named it after Richard the Lion-Heart. We did that because of his great involvement in wine production in the late 1,100's while living in St. Emillion in the Bordeaux region.
The following year, we were faced with the decision of do we produce this wine with the same blend of wines each year (like a formula)? Or, do we recognize Mother Nature's influence, and hedonistically blend to make the best wine possible from that vintage? We decided to do the latter. We choose one by one the barrels with the most tasty wine for the blend.
Our Richard is produced in only very good vintages and the blend we aim to provide is a well-balanced, food-friendly wine with an interesting range of aromas, supple and smooth flavor complexity on the palate, and long-lasting finish which can be relished. In other words, fit for a king!