Our Empress Red Blend is made from five varietals: Merlot, Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. Each of these varietals was chosen for its intense fruit character and silky mouthfeel. The Merlot creates a soft, supple base with ripe cherry flavors, the Grenache lends layers of strawberry, the Syrah a touch of blueberry, and the Petite Sirah and Zinfandel give the darker, riper fruit. To maintain the elegant, fruit-driven style, Winemaker Jason Dodge used a light hand with oak, keeping flavors bright and fresh.
Beautiful both inside and out, our Butterfly Kiss wines are deliciously rewarding. The lively, bright flavors and lifted aromatics are kissed with distinctive touches that make these wines one of life’s little pleasures.