The 2011 Merlot captures the attitude of Mendocino County's style. Aromas of black cherry, with hints of mint are followed by rich flavors of plum, black cherry, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cedar. This dry red wine is a fine match for herb-roasted chicken, grilled beef or smoky chili.
Blend: 83% Merlot, 8% Petite Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Other Red
Smooth & Supple
I not well versed on "tannins," "acidity," or "spice/balance" levels. I do, however, know what I like. Didn't pair it with anything and I'm sure it would go well with a number of dishes. I opened a bottle and hit the "enjoy" button. It did not disappoint. I'd like to have it with food before I no doubt, upgrade to 5-star.