Gentle whiffs of caramel and olive entice on the nose of this intensely ripe, nuanced wine. Offsetting the plushness of Merlot against more floral, herbal elements of Cabernet and Malbec, it's a deeply layered, satisfying sip. Fine, feathery tannins and an open fruit structure make it approachable now but it's solid enough to improve through at least 2021.
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