Rombauer Vineyards' 2005 Carneros Merlot represents the true essence of this varietal. Bright plum and pomegranate aromas ready the palate for this elegant and unique wine. Smooth, silky fruit with supple tannins and soft herbal notes finish with a smooth, lingering finish. Presents beautifully now and will only improve with age.
"The cooler climate of the Carneros region allows us to produce a Merlot which is true to the varietal's characteristics. The longer growing season of the region allows the fruit to reach maturity slowly, giving us fruit which is soft and elegant, yet rich and full flavored."