The 2010 Pedestal Merlot is a bold, expressive wine with intense flavors and aromas of blackberry jam, dried flowers, crème de cassis, licorice and toasted oak. Sweet tannins and a velvety texture persist across the mid-palate to provide a wonderfully balanced and lengthy finish.
Blend: 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon
"A big, rich Merlot that's made by famed Bordeaux consultant Michel Rolland, the 2010 Merlot Pedestal (81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers knockout aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, black raspberry, crushed flowers, licorice and big minerality to go with a medium to full-bodied, supple and sexy palate that firms up beautifully on the finish. There's big fruit here, yet overall, it remains perfectly balanced and has sound underlying tannic structure. Give it 3-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following decade or more."
The Wine Advocate