The 1999 Genesis Merlot has aromas of black olive, cassis and berry, with a rustic earthiness. The wine's richness carries the black cherry, plum and clove spice flavors on the palate, and it's all complemented by sweet oak in the finish. Try with roast pork, beef and flavorful poultry dishes.
"Has an intriguing balance between density of flavor--centering on cherry, raspberry and bittersweet chocolate--and refined texture, showing a bit more up front than on the finish. Drink now through 2007." - Wine Spectator