This Merlot is concentrated with tart, crisp blackberry and cherry flavor, with a wisp of brambly stems on the nose and palate. It's bright with acidity and big, but velvety tannins that should allow the wine to mature well over 5–7 years.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org