The 2005 growing season was long and cool, allowing the grapes to hang on the vine
and mature longer. As a result, this Merlot exhibits exceptional concentration
and a beautiful, lengthy finish. To enrich the color, small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah are blended in. Then, the wine is aged in small French oak barrels,
which lend lovely notes of sweet vanilla to this elegant, full-bodied Merlot.
Appearance: Deep red-purple
Aromas: Raspberries, red cherries and mocha
Flavors: Currants, blackberries, plums, and vanilla
Great wine for the money. Smooth and elegant favors that wash over the palette, very aromatic wine.
Disappointing to say the least. Bland, difficult to distinguish the varietal if you did not know what you were drinking. There are numerous splendid wines on the market at this price point, so stay away from this one. It is evident that the grapes used to make this particular Merlot must of come from a hogpog of grapes from varying areas and perhaps even less than desirable grapes. Roger was right, it tastes like beard hair and Sofia's sweat.