I've seen the good ratings on this Merlot and wanted to see what all the fuss was about! I brought this wine to a friend's place for Thanksgiving. She was nice enough to open it for both of us to taste. This Merlot is supple and packs cherry fruit flavor and has a lengthy finish. A truly enjoyable wine. At $50, it isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. I'm just glad I got two bottles - looking forward to opening the second one soon!