A plume of fresh blossoms and herbs lends lift to this plush, full-bodied Merlot. Luscious, creamy swirls of blackberry and cherry syrup penetrate deeply on the palate but are contrasted by sharp notes of sour cherry and cranberry. It's a brawny, fruit-forward wine, but not overbearing in stature.
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