A wine must exhibit exceptional characteristics and correct varietal definition before it achieves the status of the RESERVE mantle. The selection process is very stringent and each varietal may not necessarily succeed in reaching this status every year.
Typically, Block 2B on our Estate Vineyard offers the best Cabernet Sauvignon, but recent soil amelioration programs have seen other contenders emerge. A hint: look for the release of Blocks 4C and 4D Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2014 harvest.
Chardonnay (2012, 2013) and Viogner (2013) parcels have made an appearance recently but our Winemaker, Chris Cameron, is most excited about the release of the 2013 Reserve Merlot. Broken Earth is fast gaining a reputation for Merlot and this wine will certainly “seal the deal”.