The Unfiltered Merlot opens with much riper notes. Black plum is the most prominent fruit note introduced along with cassis. Cedar, delicate aromas of toasted oak and faint brown sugar follow. A faint spice on the nose as well as the other aromas carry to the palate with lingering flavors. A richness of texture provides width to the palate, evenness from front to back, complemented by fine grain tannins.