The 2005 vintage in Monterey and Paso Robles embodied a variety of weather
patterns. The early part of the season was cool, with punctuated periods of warm
weather. Those warm periods coincided with bloom for much of the Merlot, which is
particularly delicate at that time. The result is a bright and full Merlot with ripe,
Blend: 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appearance: Ruby red
Aroma: Bright, ripe cherry with hints of mocha.
Flavor: Black juicy fruit gives this wine its distinguishable
character. A round, soft and full mouth feel is
followed by a long finish with overtones of sweet
oak and chocolate.