Pairs well with: Teaching the moral of never taking pity on a scoundrel.
The Fableist wines are based on Aesop’s fables – illustrated with detailed labels relevant to each.
The snake was rescued by a farmer, who took pity on the creature – rescuing it from cold and frost. However, when back to health, the snake bit its benefactor; teaching that those who are evil will be, regardless of any kindness.
The Fun: This interesting and tasty merlot has aromas of black cherry, plum, chocolate, green pepper, mint, and a bit of vanilla and cinnamon. In the mouth these repeat, but with more baking spices, some cedar, and loads of chocolate. It is medium-full bodied, with fairly soft acidity and tannins, which makes it round and smooth. A bit of black fruit and spice carry through, but the finish is dominated by chocolate. This wine offers a nice balance, though the flavour profile is definitely on the oaky side (flavours like chocolate, vanilla, baking spices, and cedar often come from oak ageing).
The Facts: 2015 Vintage – 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 2% Petite Sirah –
Paso Robles, United States