Bright high-tone perfumy scents of spice, cherry, vanilla, and plums lend
elegance to deep, ripe fruit notes with hints of dark chocolate that are typical of this grape variety. The 2006 Sonoma County Merlot is fresh and uplifting, rich without being heavy, and perfectly balanced with a cherry-spice finish and the ideal amount of astringency. Three to five years will add depth and harmony to this wine. This racy Merlot will be lovely accompaniment to roasted and grilled red meats, or a fabulous partner for a good roast chicken with herbs and garlic.
"Good full red. Pie cherry, currant and orange peel aromas, along with cooler suggestions of graphite and fresh herbs. Quite sweet and lush in the mouth, with superripe flavors of red cherry, currant, milk chocolate and lead pencil; faint suggestion of stewed fruits. Finishes with sweet tannins."
International Wine Cellar