From its tantalizing aromas of ripe cherry and black plum to its fine-grained tannins and lively complexity, this is a lovely expression of Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the flavors are rich and fleshy, with luxurious layers of black currant, red licorice, fig compote, blueberry, and crushed rose petal flowing to a long, elegant finish.
Blend: 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon,1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Aromas of plums, redcurrants, baking spice and dried roses. Medium-bodied with velvety tannins. Vibrant acidity articulates the juicy red fruit and berries. A hint of herbal character adds pleasant savoriness, too. Drink now.
- James Suckling, 92 pts.