90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
The color is deep and the wine has a concentrated bouquet of blackberries and currants with a hint of black pepper and vanilla. It has a fruity freshness on the palate. The wine is elegant and well-balanced and will go well with burgers or Steak.
Many wines throughout the world show a single varietal on the label, but in reality they can have 10% or more of another grape in them. This wine is the cousin to another wine you will have later in the box (the Lynch name is a hint). The key difference in the wines is a small amount of Merlot in the blend of this wine. While still technically a Cabernet Sauvignon, the addition of a small amount of Merlot softens the wine a little and makes it more approachable with lighter foods... think Cheeseburger. Because Bordeaux is so diverse, the winemaker and I thought a wine that is between an equal blend and a pure varietal would be a great addition to the box.
The Lynch name and family history are an integral part of Bordeaux. Thomas-Michel Lynch and his brother Jean-Baptiste Lynch inherited vineyards from the father who moved to Bordeaux to avoid persecution in Ireland. The vineyards make up what are now all classified properties, Chateau Lynch Moussas, Chateau Lynch Bages and Chateau Dauzac. They had a cousin, Thomas Lynch Jr. who was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas-Michel was known as the Knight of Lynch or Chevalier de Lynch.
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