Deep ruby red, color, with big blackberry and blackberry pie aromas, as well as toasty oak and vanilla. Complex, with more subtle cherry-cola notes. On the palate are mouth filling cherry-berry tannins, which are round yet offer nice mouth feel and a long finish.
Drink this with beef dishes and other entrees with richer sauces.
This was a show stopper. Talk about an oral orgasm! This wine with black peppercorn crakers and merlot cheddar cheese is unbelivable. Thank you Sterling for the most amazing Merlot I have had in 20 years!