This Merlot is an impressive example of Carneros fruit and a testament to what a truly wonderful growing region it is for all Bordeaux grape varietals. The Carneros Estate Merlot is well balanced, full-bodied and packed with flavors of pomegranate and chocolate. The wine has many layers that unfold with each sip. Its round, smooth tannins lend promise to great aging potential. This is a versatile food wine that pairs well with lamb, red meat, flavorful tomato-sauced pastas, filet mignon, lasagna or even herb roasted chicken.