Our 2006 Merlot isn't shy, with its deep, dark garnet hue and abounding aromas of rich black
cherry, cassis and clove. Approachable, integrated tannins frame the generous dark fruit
flavors and coat the palate with soft velvet. The long, fruity finish, laced with autumn spices,
ends with a lively cranberry zing. "This is a very classy wine from a gorgeous vintage. Take
that, Miles!" laughs Winemaker Tom Rinaldi, with a reference to the film Sideways.
Smooth & Supple
A bit closed to start and more spicy than fruity. Grows fruitier and richer after decanting. Concentrated flavors of pomegranate and ripe cherries. Great depth & velvety tannins. Long, fruity finish, with spices & cranberry. This wine will definitely improve with time, but really good now as well.