2010 was an ideal vintage for Merlot, as slightly cooler weather allowed the fruit to ripen steadily and maintain excellent focus. We selected fruit from our cooler vineyard sites to craft this wine and the result is vibrant and expressive.
Displaying a deep garnet hue, this wine teems with pronounced aromas of raspberry, black cherry, and cocoa with hints of violet, black spice, and cola. The palate possesses a laser focus of black raspberry jam melded with rose petal and mocha. While the flavors are rich and perisstent, this wine is in no way heavey or clumsy. It is well-defined and well-balanced straight through its eloquent finish.