Tobacco leaf, black currant and cinnamon color the nose of this Merlot. Suggestions of black fruits are buried by oak flavors of cigar box, vanilla, cinnamon and tobacco on the palate. Intensely tannic, the wine finishes with a strong cigar box flavor.
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Fiona Adams’ excitement for wine was sparked at a young age by her father. Working in a handful of New York City wine shops and a stint in Long Island wine country, she developed her wine knowledge, eventually earning her Level 2 WSET certification. Joining Wine Enthusiast in 2014, Fiona hopes to share her passion for natural wines.