Ultimate Beverage Challenge 88 points - Soft aromas of black cherry, dark plum, black pepper and sage fill the nose. Once in the mouth, it is unforgettably smooth with bright flavors of black cherries to balance soft tannins and a touch of vanilla. A supple, fruity finish ensues.” (Jun 2013)
Soft, supple, and complex. There is a certain elegance to this wine that fits our vision of the perfect Merlot: Pretty and seductive with a decidedly spicy nose of black cherry, cassis and cedar. Very ripe and round, almost like a Jolly Rancher candy. Mouth-filling flavors of plums, cherries and wild red berries dominate from start to finish. Good seam of acidity paired with soft tannins make this a wonderful wine for game fowl such as pheasant or duck.