70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec
Paul O’Brien found a happy marriage in this red blend of Merlot from the Umpqua Valley blended with Cab franc and Malbec from the Rogue Valley. Speaking of marriage, the winery chose to honor Eleanor of Aquitaine, born in Bordeaux, by naming this wine La Dame. She first reigned as queen of France while married to King Louis VII and later, in 1152, as queen of England when she wed Henry II. Extroverted, educated, and cultured, Eleanor established Bordeaux’s reputation as a region that produced wines fit for a king– in fact 2 kings! Elegant yet strong, raise a glass of this red blend to Eleanor of Aquitaine!