Destiny Bay maintains separation of “free-run” and press fractions throughout élevage. Prior to second racking the wines undergo assemblage to make the three distinctive blends. Each blend contains fractions from all varieties. A complete vintage and tasting note catalog can be viewed here.
Composed of free-run and press-fractions found in both Mystae and Magna Praemia, the name ‘Destinae’ captures the essence of all Destiny Bay wines. With a higher percentage of Merlot, this blend is more “Right Bank” Bordeaux in style. Approachable at a young age, Destinae offers complex dark fruit aromas and has the potential to age for a decade or more.
This blend strikes a balance between the power of Cabernet and the fruit characters of Merlot. Blended from all five varietals, Mystae typically begins with a bouquet of developed fruit that will increase in complexity under proper cellar conditions for a decade or more. The “Mystae” were ancient Greek philosophers and followers of Dionysus (the Greek God of Wine), who sought a deeper understanding of the universe’s mysteries.
This blend is dominated by deep press fractions of Cabernet Sauvignon and is reminiscent of a “Left Bank” Bordeaux-style wine. Optimum balance and character are achieved through the addition of free-run and press fractions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. Fine, dense tannins give this wine great structure and long-term ageing potential. The name Magna Praemia is latin for “great rewards.”