Garnet in color with intense perfumes of wild berries, crushed fruit and leather. The ripe fruit is well sustained by a lively acidity. This is an easy-going wine with fruity aromas that linger on the palate.
Recommended with roasted meats, rich pastas, sausages and cheeses.
"The estate’s 2006 Merlot Heart is the most complex of this set of wines. This medium-bodied offering possesses attractive notes of dark fruit, smoke, earthiness, licorice, leather and the sweet herbal overtones that are typical of the wines of the Dolomites. The wine was made from a combination of purchased wine, purchased fruit and estate-grown fruit, and aged in a combination of French oak and stainless steel. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010."
The Wine Advocate
A little too crisp and sharp for our taste.