The 2001 Estate Merlot is a beautiful rich and balanced wine. In the glass, this wine exhibits a brilliant deep crimson, with a decidedly concentrated nose that radiates cassis, chocolate, and toast, complementing the complex nature of the wine. Expect intense flavors of ripe black cherry and butterscotch, resonating with suggestions of cinnamon and ginger. Smooth and velvety overtones add depth and strength to the delighful and enduring finish.. Drink now or cellar up to 2010.