Complex aromas of cherries, loganberries and licorice. Full-bodied with excellent structure, smooth tannins and a long finish. This wonderfully approachable Merlot is an ideal complement to pasta dishes as well as roasted beef and pork.
A good, dry Merlot that shows plenty of fruity structure. Satisfies with flavors of cherries and blackberries, with earthier notes of cola, licorice and tobacco, and there’s a briary, brambly feeling all the way through. Best now.
Score: 87. —Steve Heimoff, March 31, 2010.