Top 10 wines in the US press

2013 Cap Drain Cuvee #2, St Julien, Michigan, US

st julian michiganA blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc is up next.

“The cap drain process of winemaking uses gravity to naturally press the wine from the “cap” of skins and grape solids formed during fermentation to produce small lots of dark, intense red wine that are then blended”, she writes.

“Syrah contributes hints of currant spice and plum that compliment the earthy black cherry and tobacco flavours of the Merlot. Cabernet Franc adds a natural acidity and herbal complexity”, its tasting notes say.

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